An education program is helping students reach for the stars.
Students at the Pearl Technology-Richwoods Township STEM Academy are incorporating astronomical studies into their summer curriculum.
Using cameras, tracking devices, and radio signals, the group launched a balloon into space.
The project allows the students to have a more hands-on approach in learning how the atmosphere works.
“It’s a lot of fairly difficult material,” says President of Pearl Technology Dave Johnson. “So the more hands-on that you can do with them, [the more] they actually helped build the payload that’s going up on the balloon.”
The students will have the chance to talk with astronauts on the ISS in early July.