The report and entry won first prize in Norway in the 2014 Stockholm Junior Water Contest.
Can we discover the location of the polar jet streams over Norway using a high altitude balloon? What properties can we see discover about the clouds over Norway from photographs taken in these missions?
Our last mission in April 2014 called THOR1 was in collaboration with Stanford University in California when over 50 countries participated in an international event known as the Global Balloon Challenge.
"Building, launching, and recovering a High Altitude Balloon (HAB) is much more than just a fun weekend hobby. Accessible to students of all ages and skill levels, a HAB might be an elementary school students’ first introduction to science and engineering; a high school students’ first taste of what they might want to study in college, or perhaps a college students’ first opportunity to test theory learned in class to create a control system.
By Per Verås | Highlighting Science Teacher Per Verås's Near Space Missions With His Science Class In Norway
This website highlights my high altitude balloon missions in the upper stratosphere with my students here in Norway. In addition it is a resource for teachers with links to other international near space projects.