John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences

News and information from the UND John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences.

Space Studies Hosts Academic High Altitude Conference

The 5th Annual Academic High Altitude Conference took place at UND on June 23-27.  The focus of this national conference is on the technical aspects, research possibilities, and educational benefits of high altitude ballooning.  The first two days included both a technical and educator’s workshop, followed by conference presentations and discussion sessions the remainder of the week.  A high altitude balloon launch took place on Friday morning, launching payloads from the educator’s workshop and from the statewide Near-Space Balloon Competition, organized by the North Dakota Space Grant Consortium.  The banquet keynote speaker was Don Day, Chief Meteorologist for Felix Baumgartner’s record breaking high altitude jump.