We’re back in the UK, showered and recharged, and got some facts and figures for you from the launch. Tech geeks, this is your moment.
Our balloon, filled with 7,815 litres of helium gas, reached 37,339 metres (122,503 feet) before it burst and fell back down to earth. It took about 2.6 hours to rise up to this height and then only 40 minutes to fall back down and land in that very tall tree.
The payload travelled over 300 kilometres from the launch site near Wolfsburg and landed just north of a lovely place called Schonwald, narrowly dodging a lake, a river and a military base.
The planes were released at around 36,500 metres and could have landed anywhere so make sure you watch the skies!
The team had lots of fun on the mission, including eating in the truckers’ buffet on the ferry over to Holland, driving through torrential rain at top speed on the German autobahn and trying to cross rivers with the help of fallen tree trunks.
Look out for the film of the launch, coming soon!