LOADING...
Text Size
October 19, 2012
RELEASE 12-367
NASA Seeks Student Experiments For 2013 High-Altitude Scientific Balloon Flight
 

WASHINGTON - NASA is accepting applications from graduate and undergraduate university students to fly experiments to the edge of space on a scientific balloon next year. The balloon competition is a joint project between NASA and the Louisiana Space Consortium (LaSPACE) in Baton Rouge.

NASA is targeting fall 2013 for the next flight opportunity for the High Altitude Student Platform (HASP). HASP is a balloon-borne instrument stack that provides an annual near-space flight opportunity for 12 instruments built by students.

A panel of experts from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia and LaSPACE will review the applications and select the finalists for the next flight opportunity. Flights are launched from the Columbia Scientific Balloon Facility's remote site in Fort Sumner, N.M., and typically achieve 15 to 20 hours' duration at an altitude of about 23 miles.

HASP houses and provides power, mechanical support, interactivity and communications for the instruments. It can be used to flight-test compact satellites, prototypes and other small payloads designed and built by students.

HASP can support about 200 pounds for payloads and test articles. Since 2006, the HASP program has flown 60 payloads involving more than 500 students from 14 states, Puerto Rico and Canada.

The deadline for applications for the 2013 flight is Dec. 14. A question-and-answer teleconference for interested parties will be held Nov. 16.

For application materials and details about HASP, visit:
 

http://laspace.lsu.edu/hasp


For information on NASA's scientific balloon program, visit:
 

http://sites.wff.nasa.gov/code820/


For information about NASA's education programs, visit:
 

http://www.nasa.gov/education

 
 

- end -


text-only version of this release

NASA press releases and other information are available automatically by sending a blank e-mail message to hqnews-subscribe@mediaservices.nasa.gov. To unsubscribe from this mailing list, send a blank e-mail message to hqnews-unsubscribe@mediaservices.nasa.gov.

Back to NASA Newsroom | Back to NASA Homepage

 

Ann Marie Trotta
Headquarters, Washington
202-358-1601
ann.marie.trotta@nasa.gov

Rebecca Powell
Wallops Flight Facility, Va.
757-824-1139
rebecca.h.powell@nasa.gov

Image Token: 
[image-36]
Image Token: 
[image-51]
Page Last Updated: June 30th, 2014
Page Editor: Holly Zell