SSI’s balloon projects aim to use space technology to address issues related to the climate crisis on earth. Project Cycloon, expected to launch later this month, plans to fly balloons into weather systems like cyclones to gather data — hence the origin of the project name.
Birthdays. Cake. Pizza. Ice cream. Glitter. Balloons. Just the very word conjures images of hyper, sugar-drunk children, exhausted parents and the ever-present, enduring idea of hired Disney princesses, who may or may not stage potentially traumatic crises in the middle of a darling child’s beautiful, optimistically perfect day. But accusations and dodgy music videos aside,…
This Saturday, the Stanford Space Initiative (SSI) Rockets Team is scheduled to launch a rocket it has been building in the basement of End Station III in the Engineering Quad over the past two quarters.
Stanford alumnus Miles Traer M.S. ’11 Ph.D. ’14 delivered a humorous and energetic lecture on Friday about the geology of the fictional world the book and TV series “Game of Thrones” inhabits. The lecture was part of a series of events celebrating the upcoming hundredth anniversary of the Branner Earth Sciences Library.