NSTAR Flight 13-C launched from Treynor IA at 0803 CDT on Saturday, August 31.  This flight reached a maximum altitude of 125,073 feet under a 1600g Hwoyee balloon and landed southeast of Red Oak, IA.  This is a new altitude record for NSTAR.

The SD card for the Canon still camera was not initialized properly, so it could not take pictures automatically at intervals and was removed before launch.  The Kodak Zi6 video camera ran to about 100,000 ft altitude and still photos will be captured from that video later.  A panorama image from a series of frame captures, using Microsoft ICE to stitch them automatically, is here.

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