Near Space Ballooning Brings Amateurs a Step Towards Space

If close enough is good enough, you don’t need billions of dollars to build your own space project. You can send cameras and sensors into Near Space where conditions are close to the surface of Mars. Flights into Near Space have become popular over the past few years as low-cost ways of giving students hands-on experience with space missions.

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Amateur Space News April 17, 2014

News today about some of the teachers who will conduct research on Nasa’s 747-based flying observatory, a new press release from CosmoQuest, and a Near Space flight for a college mascot.

 

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Amateur Space News April 10, 2014

Today's headlines include a Kickstarter project to send student experiments into Near Space, amateur weather observations in Noaa's online data portal, an interview with Mars One's concept designer and more….

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