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CAP High Balloon Challenge

Welcome to the RVCS CAP High Altitude Balloon Challenge Webpage. 

CAP High Altitude Balloon Challenge:


StratoStar is the organization: www.StratoStar.net

    -They send two experiment tubes to the squadron for experiments

    -Squadrons pick their science or engineering experiments; they design and build them

    -Squadrons send one tube back to StratoStar for the balloon launch and one tube stays at the squadron for comparison. Launch is every August.

    -StratoStar sends you back the tube that had been in high altitude

    -Lesson plans are included that guide AEOs and cadets through the process; obviously there are rules to follow

    -StratoStar pays the shipping and handling charges

    -Squadrons analyze data after the mission and prepare a report

StratoStar SHARE Challenge: As humans go to space we want to take our earth-designed objects and products with us…...but we don’t know how space might affect or change them. Your challenge is to design science / engineering experiments that are to be flown above 99% of the atmosphere on one of StratoStar’s High-Altitude Balloons!

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