HASP Payload Flight Awarded
On January 15, Dr. Ron Fevig, in collaboration with the UND School of Engineering & Mines and the University of North Florida (UNF), was awarded a flight for a gas sensor payload onboard a NASA zero-pressure balloon through the High-Altitude Student Platform (HASP) Program. Through HASP, students and their mentors have an opportunity to design, build, test, and then fly payloads onboard a NASA zero-pressure balloon to the edge of space at an altitude of 40 km. This is the fourth year in a row that Dr. Fevig and his team have been awarded a flight through HASP. In this time, numerous UND and UNF students have gained invaluable hands-on spacecraft engineering experience through this program.