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High Altitude BalloonSat Project - Bluegrass Community and Technical College

The Bluegrass Community and Technical College’s (BCTC) BalloonSat Project trains students and faculty to design, build, and fly balloon-borne atmospheric data collection payloads. Students and faculty attended NASA’s BalloonSat four day workshop/launch at Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, AL. During the Spring 2015 semester and Fall 2015 semester student teams launched balloon data collection missions focusing on measurement of temperature, pressure, altitude, carbon dioxide, ozone, and mercury concentrations. Students and faculty will share their experiences and data through the BCTC BalloonSat Project website and presentations at regional and national conferences. Future launches and trainings will be held at other KCTCS colleges interested in high-altitude ballooning.