STEAM launches a 2nd weather balloon

June 1, 2016 07:32 AM

On Tuesday May 31 Metro STEAM launched a weather balloon, their second launch of the year. The launch team included students: Jacob Nolan, Wyatt Martinson, John Pease, and Athena Claussen.

STEAM's first weather balloon launch was mainly to get video from the onboard camera. This second weather balloon launch added data collection. From STEAM teacher Chuck Tonelli, "We've added a weather station data collector, basically an onboard computer, that’s going to collect data as it goes 80,000 feet above the earth."

More media coverage: read the stories on the Cedar Rapids Schools district home page, on KCRG and The Cedar Rapids Gazette and watch the video on CBS2. The STEAM team thanks everyone for their support!

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