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Near-Space Balloon Challenge
The NSBC is an engaging launch challenge for middle and high school students in North Dakota. The NSBC is supported by the NASA North Dakota Space Grant Consortium (NDSGC), a state-wide educational program that involves North Dakota faculty, students, and K‐12 students in multi‐institution, collaborative, NASA‐relevant research.
The Atmospheric and Educational Student Initiated Research (AESIR) is the science, launch, and recovery team from the Space Studies Department at the University of North Dakota. The AESIR team oversees all K-12 and college-level ballooning missions.