Launched on April 22nd 2013 to get a view of our planet on World Earth Day, EVA the cow braved the edge of space (without a helmet!) and parachuted back down to the surface. EVA is from Tauranga, New Zealand but made the trip to the California Edge of Space Port to ride a weather balloon to the altitude of 120,000 feet above the planet.
After parachuting into the harsh desert environment of Death Valley, EVA used the opportunity to begin training for her next mission: Jumping over the Moon!
Props to the Earth to Sky Science club for another successful Edge of Space mission.
The students of Earth to Sky Calculus continue to tap the “ESCape” button on Earth’s gravity with high altitude balloon launches and hope to launch a satellite in the future.