Re: FW: Air Force Pilot Sends Ring to Space in Epic Marriage Proposal

Mark Conner N9XTN

I'm guessing it wasn't ham radio as his name is not associated with a callsign.  But he could have a friend who does that.  

73 de Mark N9XTN

On Thu, Feb 13, 2020 at 2:21 PM Garrett, Mark <ma-garrett@...> wrote:
I was wondering how it was being tracked as it lacked that information in the article. 


On Thu, Feb 13, 2020 at 1:54 PM James Ewen VE6SRV <ve6srv@...> wrote:

We sent up the real ring and retrieved it. 

I haven’t asked how much the ring was worth. There was enough pressure just making sure we retrieved the payload. 

I blew out a calf muscle walking in to the field to retrieve the payload. Just about needed to have the ring owner come out and carry me back to my truck!

On Thu, Feb 13, 2020 at 8:10 AM Mark Conner N9XTN <mconner1@...> wrote:

Near space, actually - it was a weather balloon flight from Missouri I
believe.  Launched by a B-2 pilot assigned to Whiteman AFB.

73 de Mark N9XTN


Mark Garrett
Tri States Public Radio

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