School News

Balloon Launch

April 20, 2017

A group of Newark Catholic students from the Physics for Robotics Engineering class launched a High Altitude Balloon as part of their end-of-year project. The balloon launched from Marysville at Union County Airport in April. The flight lasted approximately 3 hours, raising to over 111,000 ft. At that height, the temperature was around -85°F (-65°C)! The total distance traveled by the balloon was 75.5 mi. See footage of the balloon and read more here: https://newarkcatholic.org/robotics/projects/