Purpose of the flight and payload description

The flight was sponsored by NASA's Flight Opportunities program under the TechRise Student Challenge that gives student teams a chance to design and build science and technology experiments for flight on balloons, enabling them to collect data on a variety of space exploration and Earth observation experiments in areas such as remote sensing, climate, and human health to name a few.

This flight hosted 30 experiments from students from high schools of all the United States.

Web stream showing the launch operations at Page Muni

Details of the balloon flight

Balloon launched on: 7/24/2023 at 13:44 utc
Launch site: Page Airport, Arizona, US  
Balloon launched by: World View Enterprises
Balloon manufacturer/size/composition: Zero Pressure Balloon  
Flight identification number: N138WV
End of flight (L for landing time, W for last contact, otherwise termination time): 7/24/2023
Landing site: Last known position S of Utah, US

External references

Images of the mission

View of the gondola holding the 30 student payloads The gondola being readied for the flight Balloon inflation Balloon ascending  

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