NEBRASKA ACADEMY OF SCIENCES (NAS)
The Aeronautics and Space Science Section of the Nebraska Academy of Sciences is also the annual conference of the NASA Nebraska Space Grant & EPSCoR Programs. It is held each April.
NEBRASKA HIGH ALTITUDE BALLOONING (HAB)
The NASA Nebraska Space Grant offers students and faculty of Space Grant affiliates the chance to fly scientific payloads up to 100,000 ft (19 miles) above the Earth’s surface. Our specialized equipment, developed by StratoStar Systems, allows for live data feeds from over 100 simultaneous analog and digital sensor inputs during the balloon’s flight. Altitude and GPS coordinates are relayed live via a triple redundancy tracking system. Students, family, and friends can track the balloon’s progress live over the Internet. Each launch includes on-board high-resolution photographic and HD video cameras, with all their footage shared among the HAB participants.
NEBRASKA SPACE AMBASSADORS (NSA)
The NASA Nebraska Space Grant Consortium is dedicated to inspiring students and teachers in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Nebraska Space Ambassadors attend special NASA-related workshops in the summer and deliver the content at workshops, to other educators in their school, to after school time providers, and in other informal education settings.
The NSA program seeks to train Nebraska teachers to serve as Space Ambassadors for the NASA Nebraska Space Grant. NSA members are expected to train other in-service / pre-service teachers in Nebraska using dedicated funding and stipends from Space Grant to increase the skills of STEM educators within the state.