Felix Baumgartner's epic jump from the edge of space really inspired us. We're all about spontaneity and a 'just do it' attitude here at StudentRND, so I made the StudentRND Space Program. We want to send a balloon into space with all kinds of unique goodies. The basic balloon is nothing special really; most of it has already been done before. What makes our project unique is the mini-projects that will be sent up with the balloon.
These so-called 100g projects include an experimental high altitude thorium reactor, cosmic ray sensors, an ion drive and anything else we can fit on the balloon. Projects from the StudentRND community and maybe even Seattle’s tech community will be featured. We’ll get lots of great pictures too, of course.
Funded by Seattle, WA (November 2012)