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 9 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 61 students have taken advantage of the opportunity.
The elementary students have a great week with the high altitude ballooning workshop.
The May launch went off without a hiccup. The winds for launch were a little problematic but overall it was a good launch.
Our next launch is May 29th. We will send up an initial test of a SCADA system along with pongsats.
This springs flight will have Moscow Charter Schools 4th grade PongSat experiments on board. This is the third year for the pongsats.
This year marks a first. During the week of June 13th we will be offering a Parks and Rec week long ballooning program to 5th graders. It should be fun.
This school year marks the 9th year the program has been running.
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.