High School Students To Launch Stratosphere MissionPosted: April 8, 2011
via THE Journal
I’ve seen something similar to this from the east coast as well. Still amazes me that this is something that is accessible to high school students!
The mission is the second such project from students at The Bay School of San Francisco, a coeducational college prep school serving 275 students in grades 9 through 12. The previous mission, in 2010, sent a probe called Ikaros I aboard a helium-filled weather balloon to a height of more than 75,000 feet. Students tracked its progress using GPS and gathered images and information about temperatures, atmospheric composition, and pressure.