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AEM 1805 Freshman Seminar Exhibit in Balas Atrium on December 12, 2017

 

Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics first-year students from AEM 1805: Introduction to Spaceflight and Stratospheric Ballooning, will be showcasing projects they have been working on during their first semester here at the University of Minnesota.

This seminar is taught by Professor James Flaten and consists of four freshmen teams. Professor Flaten explains that these teams have “built miniature spacecrafts (AKA payloads) to carry video cameras, Arduino-logged sensor suites, and Neulog science modules. The payloads were carried to 100,000 feet using weather balloons on October 29, 2017.  The payloads were tracked with gps-enabled radios and came down by parachute, after the balloons burst, landing in Wisconsin.  Students studied temperature, pressure, magnetic field, light intensity in ultraviolet, visible, and infrared, cosmic radiation, battery performance, vehicle rotation, and documented the stunning view with multiple video cameras.”

The hard work of these students will be on display in the Balas Atrium in Akerman Hall On December 12, 2017 from 4:30pm to 5:15pm. “All are welcome to come hear stories about their first taste of spaceflight - admittedly to ‘near-space’ (the stratosphere) rather than to ‘outer space.’”

 

AEM 1805 Exhibit 2017

 

 

 

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