- The challenge is simple – build a less than 6 lb. payload to fly on a weather balloon.
- The timeline is short – All payloads must launch prior to May 31st, 2014.
- The winners will be creative – Three teams will be selected based on the novelty of their payloads as shown with a poster that can presented at the SpaceVision Conference. The first place team will win 5 registrations for SpaceVision 2014.
The competition outline can be found below:
Chris Nie is a graduate student studying Aerospace Engineering Sciences with a focus in Bioastronautics at the University of Colorado Boulder.
Currently, he is a research assistant developing and operating scientific payloads for use on the International Space Station.