Throughout my own education, I was always a student who struggled with conventional learning methods. Lectures, books, notes... It can all get a little, well, boring. To me, nothing could ever beat those rare learning experiences when I would use my hands and personally experience the greater theories and lessons my teachers had for me.
So when a professor at Taylor University's Space and Physics Program suggested a whole new idea for giving STEM students access to Earth's upper atmosphere, I couldn't help but run with it. I listened to him describe the way his students built experiments to test their hypotheses. He told me about how fun it was to watch the balloon disappear in the sky, and to drive across the border into Ohio for recovery. He said that students all over should get the opportunity to engage scientific discovery the way his students had. It was in that exact spirit that I founded StratoStar.
Fast forward a few years (and plenty of successful launches!), and StratoStar is excited to help you and your students touch the very edge of space. We will be there throughout your launch, guiding you as you design and build your experiments, plan your missions, and process your findings. With each and every near space balloon launch, we aim not only to provide cutting-edge technology and unprecedented access to the largely unexplored field of near-space, but also to offer students the opportunity to experience the wonder of scientific discovery first-hand with fun project based learning ideas.
If you're interested in learning more about our story, or want to find out how we can help you begin your own adventure in edge of space learning, be sure to sign up for an online demo. I'd love a chance to learn more about you and help make education come alive for your students.
Founder & President - StratoStar
What Professors Are Saying
One of the great things about high-altitude ballooning is you have the freedom to choose the kind of experiments you want to send up through the air to the edge of space and it's only limited by your creativity.
Dr. Glen Kissel
University of Southern Indiana