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St. Catherine University partners with University of Minnesota to launch high-altitude weather balloon

During Minnesota Aerospace and Aviation Week, students and faculty from St. Catherine University teamed up with students and faculty from the University of Minnesota to launch a high-altitude weather balloon on Flight Day.

The goal of the flight was to use a helium-filled latex weather balloon to lift scientific payloads into “near space.” Students and faculty would then recover the units, retrieving data that would later be used for scientific research.

Though the weather balloon did not reach its anticipated height on this particular day, the students conducted a successful launch.

For more information about liberal arts at St. Catherine University, visit the School of Humanities, Arts and Sciences website.

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Oct. 2, 2012 by Melissa Kaelin

See also: Faculty, Liberal Arts, Students