from the urls-we-dig-up dept
Helium balloon rides to the edge of space seem to be getting more popular these days. Anyone can do it, so a bunch of kids are. It's the new Mentos-and-Diet-Coke thing to do. Still, it's fun, so here are few interesting "space" projects from kids.
- A Peep is taking a ride on a weather balloon to the edge of space -- a somewhat new form or Peep torture from a 9yo boy. Insert a pun here about how there's no sound in a vacuum -- hence no peeps in space. [url]
- High school students from around Las Vegas have documented their own helium-filled-balloon-to-space project -- which cost them about $75. Pretty soon, kids are going to need a license to buy helium balloons. [url]
- Some New Jersey high school kids who sent up their own weather balloon also got accepted to fly onboard a NASA Microgravity aircraft to teach them about helium balloon buoyancy in other gravity environments. Lucky! [/Napoleon Dynamite voice] [url]
- The NASA Florida Space Grant Consortium has sponsored several student experiments to fly aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour. Endeavour gets to a bit higher altitude than a helium balloon.... [url]
- To discover other interesting crafty projects, check out what's currently floating around the StumbleUpon universe. [url]