Bowie Aeronautics and Space Academy launching weather balloon, transponder

Bowie Aeronautics and Space Academy launching weather balloon, transponder
(Source: Education Foundation)

ODESSA, TX (KWES) - The Bowie Aeronautics and Space Academy has announced the launch of a weather balloon and transponder to the edge of space and back.

The launch will take place on Saturday, May 12 at 9:00 a.m. at the Bowie Middle School Football Field in Odessa. Data gathered from the launch will be used by next year's 8th grade science class during the meteorology unit.

An Education Foundation Grant received by Ben Carter, Stacy Chism, Christopher Bartlett and David Lee at Bowie Middle School in the amount of $1,827.05 made the launch possible.

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