Leith Primary is going into Space!

April 20, 2016  |  News  | 

spaceOur aim is to send up a balloon that will reach the edge of our atmosphere. We will manage this with a large balloon filled with helium. The cargo at the moment will have 4 cameras meaning we can film 360 degrees.

We all got a sheet to apply to join this activity. There were 3 questions and the children with the best answers got into the club. There are 17 of us taking part from P5, P6 and P7.

We have been working in groups planning and researching all the parts of the project. We have found a lot of problems that we need to sort out.

One of the problems is the weight of the payload (cameras and gps tracker). We need to make sure it is very light and we need to make sure the cameras don’t stop because of how cold it is up there.

 

The balloon will travel 30 kilometres up and winds will make it change direction so we need to try and predict where it will land.

We also have to apply to the Civil Aviation Authority to get permission. We will then need help trying to find it!

 

Rawd, Luke, Oscar, Ire and Stephen

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