B.E.A.R. Balloon Captures Fairbanks and Denali (image) University of Alaska Fairbanks Share Print E-Mail Caption The first high altitude balloon launched by the Balloon Experiment And Research Program at the University of Alaska Fairbanks captured this photo during its flight. Fairbanks is in the foreground, with Denali in the distance. The Balloon Experiment and Research Program, known as B.E.A.R. for short, launched the balloon on May 10, 2008. It flew as high as 95,327 feet. Credit Photo courtesy Neal Brown. Usage Restrictions Please credit Neal Brown with photo usage. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.