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2023 High-Altitude Balloon Challenge Registration Opens

March 23, 2023

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Registration Open Through May 22

Civil Air Patrol's Aerospace Education directorate is launching the third annual National High-Altitude Balloon Challenge for cadets. Team registration is open through May 22.

The event began in 2021 as the first national cadet STEM competition. In the event, cadets design science experiments to test high altitudes' effects on various items, which could be used to support the quest to live and work in space.

In 2022, more than 1,500 cadets from 122 squadrons across all eight CAP regions participated, designing more than 500 experiments for launching to the stratosphere in 50-milliliter test tubes on high-altitude weather balloons.

Read the full story CAP News story here.

All challenge details and the registration link for the 2023 competition can be found here on the High-Altitude Balloon Challenge page. 

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