Near-Space STEM Balloon Project

$1,925 of $1,750 goal

Raised by 30 people in 1 month
Fred Kemmerer
on behalf of Nashua Area Radio Club
 HOLLIS, NH

The Nashua Area Radio Club is working to provide a STEM learning opportunity and project to be planned and executed by young people. The Nashua Area Radio Club is working with local schools and other youth organizations to benefit from this learning project.

Our goals for the project include:

·   The building, launching, recovery, and post-flight data analysis of a high-altitude balloon ascending to near-space and back, using an on-board atmospheric data collection and an amateur radio transmitter to enable ground tracking


·   Enabling young people to plan and execute the project with help and guidance from members of the Nashua Area Radio Club and supporting adults from organizations that wish to assist us

Helping young people gain STEM-based experience by handling all phases of the project including:

·   Planning the flight, the balloon configuration, and its payload

·   Building the balloon and testing it on the ground

·   Launching, tracking, and recovering the balloon’s payload

·   Collecting and analyzing atmospheric data

·   Creating a presentation to be delivered to fellow students and other interested groups about the project

Our goal is to launch this year, with your help we can make a fantastic learning experience for the youth in our communities.  

Please be as generous as you are able and please share with your friends.  

If you work with youth organizations and would like to partner with us on this exciting project, please contact us .





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Update 4
Posted by Fred Kemmerer
1 month ago
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We met with teachers and kids in a STEM club at a second local school this afternoon. The teachers and kids there were very excited about our project!

We are working on bringing a third school on board and hope to have that done shortly. We are also working with teachers in our partner schools to develop a syllabus that combines in-classroom lessons with hands-on learning to plan, build and launch our High-Altitude Balloon carrying Amateur Radio. We are also planning a tour of a local Amateur Radio station and other activities for the kids to reinforce the STEM learning aspects of our project and to spark further interest in Amateur Radio.

We are getting very close to our goal! Please help us get over the top. Your contributions mean a great deal to the kids and to us at the Nashua Area Radio Club. Please help us if you can.

We are hoping to raise more than our goal. If this happens, we will be able to invest in additional equipment and add some more science experiments to our balloon flight.

Thanks again to everyone who has helped us!!

Best and 73,

- Fred, AB1OC
President, Nashua Area Radio Club
Our Youth Advisor introducing HAM Radio
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Update 3
Posted by Fred Kemmerer
1 month ago
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Near-Space STEM Balloon Project has reached 51% of its goal. Thanks to everyone who has supported us!
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Update 2
Posted by Fred Kemmerer
1 month ago
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We had a great day yesterday thanks to our friends, family and other supports and we are approach the half way point for our fundraising goal. Many, many thanks to everyone who is supporting our project!

Brian, AB1ZO our team leader for science and flight planning and he is working on some interesting science experiments to add to the radio payload that our balloon will be carrying.
Possible UV experiment from near-space
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Update 1
Posted by Fred Kemmerer
1 month ago
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We've had a good first few days - we raised about 20% of the funds that we need to complete our project and provide a great STEM learning opportunity for local school students. thank you so much to those who have donated so far. Please consider making a small donation to help us along.
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$1,925 of $1,750 goal

Raised by 30 people in 1 month
Created February 9, 2017
Fred Kemmerer  
on behalf of Nashua Area Radio Club
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