DailyDirt: Kids Do The Darndest Things
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]
By the way, StumbleUpon can recommend some good Techdirt articles, too.
Filed Under: helium balloon, space, space shuttle endeavour
Companies: nasa, peep
Comments on “DailyDirt: Kids Do The Darndest Things”
I truly don’t understand the reasoning behind these nasa projects. Lets put a bunch of crap in space and see if it lives/germinates/etc in zero-g. If zero-g is such a problem why don’t they just make ships that spin? It’s the old zero-g pen vs. just grab a pencil joke in a new form.
done and done, yet another problem costing us who knows how much solved by yours truly. 🙂 Maybe tomorrow I’ll come up with an overly simplistic but potentially workable solution to world hunger.
The balloon thing is pretty cool though.
Not for long...
Isn’t helium running out? I guess now we know why…