|Oct 15, 2009, 03:33 PM|
Poudre elementary schools are closed today for parent teacher conferences.
Otherwise this kid would probably have been in school.
|Oct 15, 2009, 03:34 PM|
Midland, Tx / W. Lafayette, Ind.
Joined Dec 2002
Live coverage: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21134540...87392#22887392
Man, I hope the kid is alright. That is something I definetely would have done at his age given the chance. I guess he is at about 6000 feet agl right now.
Does anybody know if the craft is some form of kit, or completely home-made? I guess allowing the balloon to descend on its own is the safest plan of action, barring a storm on the way. I can't think of any good ways to lower it without risking destroying it.
|Oct 15, 2009, 03:36 PM|
Timbuktu, Mali (Happy?)
Joined Oct 2002
Granted, it's the Fox live feed, so it may be a hot air balloon and they are manipulating the image to make it appear to be a helium balloon, and the reports of it being tethered in the family's driveway may have been fabricated by Fox News, but what I'm seeing looks like a helium filled envelope.
|Oct 15, 2009, 03:37 PM|
My guess is somethings wrong because they are not getting the kid out
quickly....or he isn't in the balloon.
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