Archive for December, 2015
December 10th, 2015

Yesterday we reported on the launch of Cougar IV, a weather balloon experiment by students at Callanan Middle School. We’re pleased to report that the balloon has safely landed and was recovered yesterday in southeast Iowa. To the left is a photo of the moment the balloon burst at approximately 90,000 feet and began its descent to Earth. Enjoy more photos of the launch and flight on our Flickr page by clicking on the headline.


December 9th, 2015

Students at Callanan Middle School launched Cougar IV this morning, a weather balloon experiment conducted by students. With a payload of atmospheric instruments and GoPro cameras, the balloon will near the atmosphere’s edge before returning to Earth with data for the students to study. Click on the image to read and see more about today’s hands-on STEM lesson.