Physics Seminar

November 14, 2013 at 7:308:30 p.m.Calendar Icon

TimeNovember 14, 2013 at 7:308:30 p.m.

Dr. James Flaten from the Aerospace Engineering Department at the University of Minnesota will be giving a seminar on High-Altitude Ballooning. High-altitude ballooning involves using helium or hydrogen-filled latex weather balloons to lift payloads, scientific or otherwise, into the stratosphere to altitudes in excess of 80,000 ft. Put another way, high-altitude ballooning gives people the ability to construct
inexpensive "spacecraft eand fly them to "near space ewhere the conditions (and the view!) are similar to outer space.

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