Near Space Corporation balloon launch. (Credit: NSC)

Near Space Corporation Launches First Flight for NASA Flight Opportunities Program

Posted by Doug Messier on January 25, 2013, at 5:04 pm

Tillamook, OR, January 24, 2013 (NSC PR): Near Space Corporation (NSC) launched its first balloon flight with the NASA Flight Opportunities Program on Sunday January 20th. NSC has completed more than 160 balloon flights since it began operating from Tillamook, Oregon in 1996. This was the first balloon launch with the NASA Flight Opportunities Program.

NSC worked with a research team from the New Mexico Institute Of Mining And Technology (NMT) to launch their scientific payload to just over 20 miles above the earth’s surface . The Principal Investigator, Dr. Andrei Zagrai, has worked with his team for several months to develop their payload, the Structural Health Monitoring System for commercial spacecrafts.

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