Three middle school girls from Swarthmore are looking to the public for help in finding a data pack from a STEM balloon launched last month for a school project, writes Allan Vought for The Baltimore Sun.
Abby DiNardo, Julian Durian, and Abigail Kanes launched the balloon on June 19 from Ephrata in Lancaster County, and followed the balloon by radio telemetry to an altitude of 110,500 feet.
At that point the balloon burst and the data pack floated to the ground with a small red-and-blue parachute.
The girls were able to follow its descent to 2,500 feet, when contact was lost in the vicinity of McDermott and Buckwheat roads in York County, just under a mile from the border with Harford County.
Steve DiNardo, Abby’s father, said the girls are anxious to locate the one-foot-by-one-foot data pack.
He added that he can be reached at 610-304-4259 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org by anyone with information regarding the data pack.
Read more about the missing data pack at The Baltimore Sun by clicking here.