Near Space Balloon -
The near space balloon has been a project that John's high school has done for the last three years. it will be the most recent year that will be focused on because it involved working with younger children. Project LEAD's focus.The basic idea of a near space balloon is to send some sort of payload (whether it be a camera, data sensors, etc.) up to between 75 and 110 thousand feet. This is about three times as high as a jet liner flies. The unique conditions of near space provide some unique challenges, but also allow for some very fun science and engineering.
Here are the criteria for each type of report that we will be doing. The Student and Teacher Plans are subject to change. We developed these as a way to standardize the format in which we ill present our ideas. We are trying to be as transparent as possible, because we want the most feedback possible.