NC Near Space Research started out as a group from TechShop RDU who entered the Hackerspaces in Space contest. We spent one month putting together a balloon to take pictures of the earth from near space. After launching the balloon, our tracking system promptly failed and it vanished. We quickly put together an attempt to salvage our day and assembled a complete backup system in 30 minutes! We launched it and after tracking it for several hours and then spending several more hours retrieving it from a tree, we opened up our camera to discover wonderful pictures! Since then, we have decided to continue launching balloons to near space to try out new and different things. This page will chronicle our activities.
NC Near Space Research launched NSL-10 on Monday, May 26 at 9.42am from Horse Shoe Farm Park, Wake Forest, NC.
NC Near Space Research launched NSL-8 on Saturday, June 30 at 11:30am from TechShop RDU for the Grand Open House.