Friday, June 16, 2017

Moose Jaw Times-Herald: Examining near-space using a balloon

Peacock science project sees launch of high altitude balloon

Lisa Goudy/Times-Herald
Grade 11 Peacock student Jaydon Patterson
prepares to launch a high altitude balloon at
Peacock Collegiate on June 16, 2017.
By Lisa Goudy

Science was flying high in the skies around Moose Jaw Friday morning.

For the second year running, Peacock Collegiate science teacher Stephen Lys launched a high altitude balloon equipped with a GoPro, a GPS and a flight computer to calculate measurements of near-space, the area that extends from sea level to 100,000 feet into the stratosphere.

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