I am kind of suspicious about the NE Alaska and Yukon Territory....and Lake Huron balloons not being recovered. The Chinese balloon going across the country was a bad move. The Chinese have pictures of me showering now. My Ironmanliness just out there for all the Chinese to laugh at and distribute. I feel violated and my Government just let it happen.
Some hobby group said their balloon ended up missing.
Oddly, our National Weather Service actually sends up balloons like this twice a day. They have a cylindrical dropsonde that collects data like barometric pressure, temperature, wind velocity/direction, humidity, etc. Even the distance, altitude, and coordinates are recorded to denote upper level atmospheric winds.