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DIY Astronautics for Students – 5th annual Contest about to begin

Do you have an idea for a science experiment?  Would you like to build your experiment and fly it on a stratospheric balloon?  Then this contest is for you. 

Asgard stratospheric weather balloons reach altitudes of 30-35km where conditions are similar to those in space.  For the fifth year running Sint-Pieterscollege in Jette and ESERO are partnering to run the contest aimed at small teams of students.  A call for experiment proposals will be sent out shortly after which 10 experiments will be selected by a jury of experts including Dirk Frimout, Belgium’s first astronaut.  The ten successful teams will have just over 4 months to build and test before the exciting launch in April 2015.

You can find more details including fast facts, important dates and how to enter here:PDF icon20140909 artikel ASGARD V (ENG).pdf Or visit the Asgard website