Mystery airhead ready to fly

Fighting the windy conditions, Phil Bergmaier took some time to help Samantha Ogden fill the balloon in front of the Boys and Girls Club. Many of the children agreed that their favorite part of the event was seeing just how big the balloon got, reaching 25-feet in width. 

RAWLINS — Taking a break from the first week of PAWS testing, some students began their three-day weekend watching an eight-foot-wide balloon float away into the clouds Friday morning at the Boys and Girls Club.

Prior to the launch, the students watched in the parking lot as Wyoming Space Grant Consortium’s Phil Bergmaier helped his partner Samantha Ogden fill the balloon with helium. At its maximum, the balloon reached 25-feet in width.

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