THARSIS flight video now available!
A short highlights video, of footage captured by the onboard camera from the Tharsis flight, is now available on the dedicated Tharsis page.
All of the 100 available flight slots have been allocated for the next MARSBalloon Flight; named Elysium after an extinct volcanic region of Mars. The team have been receiving a steady flow of experiments in the post and will begin the process of loading them onto the experiment tray this Friday (24th October). Weather and jetstream conditions […]
The next MARSBalloon flight, named Elysium after the volcanic region of Mars, will take place (weather permitting) on the last week of October 2014. To be included on this flight your experiments need to be with us by Thursday 23rd October. As with our June flight, known as Tharsis (see the video!), we will be […]
The first MARSBalloon launch of 2014 is planned to take place on Thursday 19th June, from Beckington, Frome. The flight has been named Tharsis, after the volcanic plain of Mars that is home to Olympus Mons; the largest volcano in the solar system. The team have received 70 experiments from 41 Schools across the UK […]
The first experiments for the mid-June launch have arrived at MARSBalloon HQ! These experiments have come from The Cotswold School Year 7 Science Club and the Eureka Club from Claires Court Senior Girls. They are testing a variety of important considerations for future Mars explorers including the effect on seeds and the change in nutritional content […]
The teachers pack has been released, which includes everything you need to know about making an experiment with your school class/club that will fit on our balloons. You can find it on our new downloads page. All teachers who have already registered will shortly be receiving experiment IDs and more information to get them started, […]
On Monday 10th March members of the MARSBalloon team hosted a stand at the Ambitions+ careers event which was attended by around 2000 Year 12 students. Over the day we talked to many visitors at our stand about the many different careers in the UK Space industry and their entry requirements. They also had the […]
Teachers can now register their school class or club for MARSBalloon 2014 via our online registration form. Be one of the first 200 to register to guarantee at least one flight experiment slot for your students on flights occurring in 2014. Registration is open to any teacher or member of staff of a UK secondary […]