North Medford High School Goes to Space!

We are a team of ten students of North Medford High School, and four adult mentors. We formed this team in the spring of 2016. Our goal is to capture this magnificent event in real time video and to capture still images of this event during the two minutes of totality from 80,000-100,000 feet in the air. To accomplish this, we will utilize the greatest aviation tool known to man: weather balloons. With this vehicle, we will attach our instruments to it and send it flowing into the upper strata of the atmosphere where our cameras will have an unobstructed view of the action.

Top, Left to Right: Casey Custer, Robert Black, Sean Curry, Colin White, Sam Leach, Nick Winetrout, Alex Hoppe, Saxon Pelzel, and Chance McClaren                                                                   Bottom, Left to Right: Charles Curl, Apoorva  Singh, John Bunyan, Reyna Kirschel, Sarah Tang, Emily Christiansen


“A spectacular and once in a life time event will occur in Oregon this August!”-Casey Custer (In reference to the eclipse)

A total solar eclipse will take place on Monday, August 21, 2017, at 10:17 AM. A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between Earth and the Sun, thereby totally or partly obscuring the image of the Sun for a viewer on Earth. It will be the first total solar eclipse visible from the southeastern United States since the solar eclipse of March 7, 1970. The next total solar eclipse after 2017 over Oregon will not happen until 2169 AD. The eclipse will follow this path traveling from west to east at 2,400 mph.


The next total solar eclipse will take place on April 8, 2024, it only is visible across North America and Central America.Remember if you plan to view this eclipse to use solar eclipse glasses or the sun may cause damage your eyes.


You can catch our team’s live stream here:

For more information about the eclipse:

For more information about the HAB Project:

Another project our team is involved in:

This has been a truly amazing project to be part of, and we can not wait until the next eclipse. We would like to thank everyone for all the support and keeping up with the project. From ours to yours: See you, Space Cowboys!

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