NASA-Nebraska High Altitude Balloon Program
The NASA Nebraska Space Grant is pleased to offer the opportunity for students and faculty of Space Grant affiliates to fly scientific payloads upwards of 100,000 ft (19 miles) above the Earth’s surface. Our specialized equipment, developed by StratoStar Systems, allows for live data feeds from over 100 simultaneous analog and digital sensor inputs during the balloon’s flight. Altitude and GPS coordinates are also relayed live via a triple redundancy tracking system. As a special bonus, students, family, and friends can track the balloon’s progress live over the Internet. Each launch includes on-board high-resolution photographic and HD video cameras, with all of their footage shared among the HAB participants.
In upcoming months, Space Grant will offer a number of High Altitude Ballooning opportunities join our email listserv, or follow our Twitter feed, to be informed about these opportunities. If you have any questions regarding the NASA Nebraska High Altitude Balloon Program (NASA-NHAB), please contact the NASA Nebraska Space Grant office at NASA.Nebraska@unomaha.edu.
Monday, Feb. 14. 2011. NASA Nebraska Space Grant, in partnership with Metropolitan Community College, offered a High Altitude Balloon Workshop January 14th & February 11th-12th. This was the pilot launch for Space Grant’s new NASA-NHAB Program. Four student teams launched an array of experiments into near-space, and chased the balloon over 100 miles away into NW Missouri. Later, student teams learned how to convert their raw feeds into usable data. Not everything went as planned, but this only added to the great adventure had by all.