We learned about what the weather balloon will carry up to ~100,000 ft, what the environment is like all the way up there, and how the students will be doing real science with their experiments!
Students will create small experiments that will fit inside of a ping pong ball. Students will create a testable question, a hypothesis, and keep track of their materials. All ping pong experiments will be placed in a mesh bag that will hang below the main balloon rig. Check out the ping pong satellite experiment guide here! The experiment guide was adapted from the PongSat program created by JP Aerospace.
Check out the full presentation of the Pre-Launch Meeting by clicking here. We are hopefully on our way to reaching for the stars!