Near-Space Balloon Competition (NSBC) Begins!
The 8th annual Near-Space Balloon Competition (NSBC) officially started Monday, October 1. NSBC is an annual statewide student launch competition providing the opportunity for middle and high school student teams to participate in a NASA-sponsored balloon-based space mission. Graduate student lead, Denise Buckner, will be working with the 10 teams selected from across the state for the next 3-4 months. The students are designing and building experiments to be launched a high altitude balloon mission and will analyze the results of their experiments after the retrieval of their payloads’ 19-miles journey into the stratosphere journey.