From Esrange in northern Sweden (near Kiruna), I watched the launching a science balloon from the top of the nearby "radar hill" summit. While my group was preparing AESOP and LEE, in the next building a colaboration was preparing a solar telescope called Sunrise. See star.mpae.gwdg.de for information about Sunrise and www.ssc.se for information about the launch. This was a beautiful launch into a nice partly cloudy sky.
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