Live Balloon Launch Across America - October 2020
Sterling Middle School has participated in several STEM in 30 events sponsored by the Udvar-Hazy Center of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. In October 2020, we took part in the Live Balloon Launch Across America, which was filmed live at Sterling MS!
Our balloon was launched with the assistance of our amateur radio operator, Steve Green, who is also our radio operator for the ISS live contact on February 9! Our balloon was K4NVA-1 and it tracked out to the Atlantic and then north until contact was lost near Newfoundland.