Mike Smith "The Right Stuff of the Balloon World" helps throw helium to the research balloon
The balloon and rocket make a unique sight in the Gulf
The HARC crew works by day
And by night to get the C.A.T.S. rockoon mission ready
Last minute preparations before launch, the tension mounts.
Some dork who ruined a perfectly good picture standing in front of a fully fueled rocket, he would probably even set on top of a rocket, where do they get these people.
Installing the electronics payload
Rigging the pyrotechnic ignition system
Our new friends and only spectators to this historic space shot attempt