MOSCOW HIGH SCHOOL
All images on this web site have been taken my the Moscow High School Near Space Engineering class.
Near Space Engineering (NSE) has been a dual enrollment class at Moscow High School for 8 years as of this writing. Students enrolled in my honors physics class have the option of obtaining an Engineering 205/206 credit at the University of Idaho. Over the years approximately 60 students have taken advantage of the opportunity.
Our Launch went terrific this spring. The flight path prediction was very close to actual. The PongSats were a hit with the elementary school.
This springs flight will have Moscow Charter Schools 4th grade PongSat experiments on board. This is the second year for the pongsats.
We were able to launch May 16th. It was a total success and the elementary students enjoyed the launch.
This school year marks the 8th year the program has been running.
There are two experiments for this years flight. Acoustics and flight dynamics.
I would like to credit the many people from whom I have gotten information. While I have tweaked most of the ideas and have forgotten from where I've gotten them credit is due to people other than me. A lot of ideas have come from the following three sources. The University of Idaho's RISE program VAST. Montana State's BOREALIS program. And last but not least Paul Verhage has been a great source of information through his articles in both "Nuts and Volts" magazine and his efforts on the Parallax web site. In particular I would like to thank Dr. David Atkinson at UI for his efforts and the Idaho Space Grant.