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How StratoStar Watched The Eclipse

Almost an entire month has passed since the eclipse happened, but the team at StratoStar is still on cloud nine. We loved sending two high altitude weather balloons to the edge of space during the event. Students from 25 different schools prepared experiments for the...

The Rosetta space shuttle was launched into space to study a comet.
What Did Scientists Discover By Landing On A Comet?

In 2004, the European Space Agency launched its Rosetta spacecraft into space. The purpose of the mission? Travel through space and orbit a comet to gather as much information as possible. After traveling through space for a decade, Rosetta finally reached its destination, Comet 67P,...

high altitude science
High Altitude Science: Why Haven’t We Put an Astronaut on Mars?
High altitude science projects have come a long way since the early days of space exploration. Mankind has landed on the moon, orbited the earth, sent countless satellites through the deep unknowns of space, and even jumped from a weather balloon that rose up through the Stratosphere. Recently, space explorations identified that Mars, one of Earth’s neighboring planets, has flowing water. While scientists have known for years about Mars’ frozen water, they were surprised by recent discovery of flowing water. Which leads to the question, why hasn’t high altitude science resulted in putting an astronaut on Mars?