9:00 p.m. EST, 30 January:
Just got a call from Danni, who just spoke with Andy. They are down to 3 bags of ballast and cannot keep the balloon at the altitude needed for the record tonight, so Andy has decided to land in the morning, I am working a trajectory for Danni so he can find someone and get them in place tomorrow A.M. Will send that traj on soon. Too bad, but it has been a heck of a ride!
9:18 p.m. EST, 30 January:
I have spoken with Andy. He is at 12000 ft, 3 bags ballast left. He will land first light - he is estimating near Enid, OK - that's about 50 miles north of Oklahoma City. Retrieval is arranged - I have spoken with Mark in Oklahoma City - his trailer is ready, they have food and dry clothing for them and are ready and eager to go. He will retrieve them and the equipment no matter where they are. The equipment with stay in OK, they will fly home. They sound a little bummed, but ok.