Reports on amateurs exploring Near Space over the United States and the United Kingdom appeared in today's news.
RockZip Highballoons, a Michigan-area startup, will present their business plan to investors at the New Space BPC Lightning Pitch competition next month. The company’s founder, Austyn Crites, told LaPorte County Life that his company will make balloon envelopes for the amateur and research community.
In the United Kingdom, amateur high-altitude balloonist Chris Stubbs will speak at the Chelmsford Amateur Radio Society’s July meeting. He will explain how easy it is to get into the hobby and how he works with local schools to get kids engaged in science and math. (Via Southgate Amateur Radio News)