K-12 Ballooning


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.

College Ballooning




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.

Analyze the near-space environment! 
Reach 100,000 feet in altitude, rise above 99% of the atmosphere, and see the curvature of the Earth!

All experience levels are welcome

Please note: this form is not to be used to apply for the 2018 competition. Please visit "submitting documents" to apply.
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