Balloon Launch featured on WDAY News
The AESIR (Atmospheric and Experimental Student-Initiated Research) ballooning team conducted their first full-launch of the semester on September 14th. The launch was featured on WDAY, broadcasted during the 6 PM news (https://www.wday.com/news/4499651-und-researchers-use-plankton-help-man-get-mars). Space Studies’ distance students studying the effects of Dinoflagellate plankton in a nearspace environment designed the payload. The campus students involved in the balloon team provided launch services, which went smoothly. The balloon was launched near Fargo and reached over 90,000 feet. It was successfully recovered out of a wooded patch near Itasca State Park in MN.