Our robotic buddy Otto is getting ready for this week’s voyage to the edge of space. Project OTTO (Outer Troposphere Tracking and Observation) is set to launch Friday at 12:15 CST from the roof of Science Museum Oklahoma. Otto’s vehicle, a capsule attached to a 3000 gram weather balloon, will rise at almost 1000 feet per minute and ascend to around 100,000 feet above the earth’s surface. During its journey two video cameras will capture the breathtaking panorama that is this beautiful blue marble we call home.
We are T-51 hours to liftoff . Keep checking back as we update you on Project OTTO.