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SRA Club’s Project Airborne

The Security & Risk Analysis Club has just posted a pretty cool teaser video for a project they are working on:

The SRA Club will be sending a weather balloon to altitudes of 100,000 feet in order to capture aerial imagery of Penn State and the curvature of the Earth. This endeavor will culminate with a launch party on October 31, 2009 to see the package off into the wild blue yonder.

SRA_Club_LogoThe project is based off of a similar project carried out by MIT students this past summer. Their balloon stayed aloft for over 4 hours.

The project, dubbed Project Airborne, is being run by SRA Club members from across the University:

A critical part of Project Airborne is bringing students from different disciplines together to accomplish a common goal. Luckily, the Security & Risk Analysis Club attracts members from majors all across the University, giving Project Airborne a diverse background. The team is comprised of 13 students from the following majors:

  1. Security & Risk Analysis
  2. Information Sciences & Technology
  3. Meteorology
  4. Chemical Engineering
  5. Aerospace Engineering
  6. Photojournalism

You can be sure that Onward State will be following Project Airborne through launch day, so stay tuned.

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Steve S.

Steve Sharer is a Security and Risk Analysis major and an overall good guy. He brings Onward State readers enticing posts such as "Question of the Day" and "Campus Explorer" and will continue to do so until he becomes the President of the United States of America in 2024.


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