Monthly Archives: February 2015

Upcoming HAB Launches

We have a busy spring ahead of us. Both Michael and I have given several talks about the high altitude ballooning program recently to various groups and we each have talks scheduled to give in the next couple of months.

The N-HAB group is preparing four launches over the next few months.

We are planning to test a new panoramic Go Pro camera stabilizer on March 14th, 2015. MCC is collaborating with a local engineering firm that specializes in 3D printing to design the stabilizer and, hopefully, we will get some nice panoramic footage at altitude.

My MCC students have started planning their experiments for a launch on March 28, 2015. We hope to launch from the South Omaha Campus location.

We are working with the HALON group at UNO to do a launch on April 14th, 2015 and their engineering students will be sending the live data from the balloon to NASA as a part of a national collaborative event.

We will be doing a workshop and demonstration launch at the Applied Learning Conference in St. Joseph, MO on April 17th.

In addition, my MCC students will be presenting the results from their HAB experiments at the first MCC Showcase from 1-2 pm at the South Omaha Campus Connector Building atrium.