Plans are underway for another balloon flight.
We got some incredible images and video however we did have some problems. The Canon camera with the fish-eye lens stopped working for about an hour during the ascent at an altitude of 50,000 feet until its descent at around 25,000 feet. We think due to a loose connection with the control cable. Additionally the GoPro camera lens got scratched and all of the video has a smudge slightly off center — unfortunately it is very noticeable in all of the video frames.
So in the nest week or so, after we refit the GoPro camera with a replacement lens, and we tighten the connections to the Canon camera, we will go for another flight. This one will be without the live video feed which will in part lighten the load and hopefully gain us some additional altitude.
Stay tuned for Ascent 2!