February 2019 - The World of Scientific Ballooning
February 7 & 8
Human flight began with the balloon and today it is the last bastion of guerrilla science. Scientific ballooning provides a well-tested, reliable, low-cost, moderate risk platform that helps prepare the next generation of scientists, engineers, and instruments. This talk will take a look at how our oldest flight technology actually paves the way for the future.
Jose V. Siles, Ph.D.
RF Engineer; LO Subsystem Lead and Antarctic Flight Campaign Team Member (STO-2, Stratospheric Terahertz Observatory)
Laura Jones-Wilson, Ph.D.
Systems Engineer (Europa Clipper); former Project Systems Engineer (STABLE: Subarcsecond Telescope And BaLloon Experiment)