Colorado Skies Academy Students Launch Balloon with Science Experiments

Posted: Nov. 18, 2019

The Next Generation

When Colorado Skies Academy (CSA) opened in August on the grounds of Centennial Airport, it became the first middle school in the United States that is fully contained in an operating airport. The Cherry Creek School District (CCSD) charter school’s focus is on aviation and aerospace.

On Nov. 6, the sixth-grade class and their teachers launched a high-altitude scientific balloon carrying student science experiments, GPS trackers, weather sensors, and video cameras. Students had to get permission from the Federal Aviation Authority to launch the balloon.

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