Photo: 1200 gram weather balloon bursting at an altitude of about 93,000 feet from one of our previous missions.
Horizon feeder pattern weather balloon launch
Join our students at Clint Independent School District in a mission to the Stratosphere on Monday, January 30, 2017, at 9:00 a.m. Students from Desert Hills Elementary, Frank Macias Elementary, Carroll T. Welch Elementary, Horizon Middle, Ricardo Estrada Middle, and Horizon High School will be sending various objects to near space such as Hot Pockets, marshmallows, superabsorbent polymers, and various solutions in test-tubes to learn the effects of extreme temperature and pressure changes. The students in the Horizon feeder pattern are excited to conduct an experiment of this magnitude! The high-altitude weather balloon will whisk student’s experiments to an altitude over 90,000 ft. while collecting data on temperature, pressure and turbulence in the upper atmosphere to be examined on recovery. Please join us on this uplifting event by following Angelica Galllego on Twitter @angelicah1475.