It's just a little airborne, it's still good! It's still good!
The recent news that a pop vid director had sent a vintage Sony telly up to the stratosphere prompted us to note that just about everything bar the kitchen sink has been dispatched heavenwards under a meteorological balloon. One omission from the list of airborne oddities was a pig, surprising given the headline-friendly …
Yes, great job Radio Hams, but I came to The Register this morning to read about water on Mars and all I can find is pigs at 26KM.
Next, Kermit. To advertise Sky's new series.
Piiiigs in Spaaace!
// we just need to get Satan on skis and wonderful things will happen, right?
Pigs on the wing!
Followed quickly by...
...David Cameron with a jetpack!
Does the ham turn into bacon ?
On re-entry maybe ?
Re: Does the ham turn into bacon ?
That's one for Corbyn to ask at PMQ's!
Is now my new wallpaper
And now a comment from Dr. Seuss...
A balloon! A balloon!
Could you, would you?
I could not, would not in the air,
and that's because I just don't care
for marine eggs and ham on string.
Just don't be silly! That's not a thing!
I do not like them with a balloon,
I WILL not eat them with a spoon!
I do not like them up in space,
I do not like them on my face.
I do not like marine eggs and ham,
and that's because it does not scan.
Oh dear, it's Monday again. Quick, hide the caffeine...
Won't someone think of the environment!
They really should be using Green Eggs And Ham.
"One omission from the list of airborne oddities was a pig"
Pink Floyd did try this, but, alas, not under a meteorological balloon...
Scratching around to find it
I presume they found where it was in the field by tracking its locator bacon.
Re: Scratching around to find it
I am not sure that technology is entirely kosher.....
Launching from Newark, Lincolnshire
Newark-on-Trent is in Nottinghamshire, if that's the one you're referring to...
You are correct. But it's close enough to pig country to not matter in this case. Oink! Oink!
Chertsey radio club tracking the balloon and howto
Have a look at our guide and how we tracked the pig in the balloon
Have a go let me know if it works for you?