Every person would have thought of this idea of launching a balloon high up in the sky in their youth, and that is exactly what we did. We filled a large elastic balloon filled with helium and flew it high up into the sky until it popped and landed on the ground. The main purpose of this high altitude ballooning is to collect and measure various kinds of data from the balloon flights. Addition to that, we add several other new kinds of interesting experiments such as adding solar flux or bacteria cells to the payload boxes attached to the balloon. While experimenting on multiples of flights, we often ran into problems and failed to succeed in various kinds of experimentations, but we learned from those mistakes and collected significant amount of data related to the balloon flight such as speed, and altitude.
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Park, Seojoon and Adams, Paul
SACAD: John Heinrichs Scholarly and Creative Activity Days: Vol. 2020, Article 67.
Available at: https://scholars.fhsu.edu/sacad/vol2020/iss2020/67