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   Near Space Balloon Project Information

  Project   Build Team Launch Team
   Objective   Capsule Launch Plan
   Research  Micro-Controller Flight Modeling
   Timeline  Particle Collector Search & Recovery
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    To launch a near-space balloon 100,000 ft up into the Earth’s stratosphere. A capsule will be lifted by the balloon. The capsule will contain a cell phone, a pressure sensor, a micro-controller, and a video recorder.

     At 100,000 ft the originally 5 ft diameter balloon will reach a burst diameter of 20 ft. The balloon will pop and the capsule descend back to Earth via a parachute. Then cell phone's GPS coordinates will assist us in the recovery of the capsule.


   Joshua M. Pritts    Project Manager
   Philip Erberich    Team Leader: Micro-Controller Design/Build
   Jeremy Bates    Team Leader: Capsule Design/Build
   Brendon Mendenhall     Team Leader: Launch Team (Modeling & SAR)