NASA uses high altitude balloons to launch sensitive scientific payloads that observe the universe. These balloons make observations above most of the Earth’s obscuring atmosphere, making research into the full breadth of spectral wavelengths possible. For the 2017 eclipse, a number of balloon borne experiments will observe the sun and the moon’s umbral shadow on the Earth.
ECLIPSE BALLOONING PROJECT
Students will conduct high-altitude balloon flights from more than 50 locations across the 2017 total eclipse path, from Oregon to South Carolina, providing live videos and images from near space.
HIGH ALTITUDE BALLOON PROJECT
Are you interested in participating in a nation-wide network of total solar eclipse high-altitude balloon flights? Check out this exciting opportunity on stemoregon website and on facebook.