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Activity back on the rise at stratospheric balloon base

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 9:22 AM | Anonymous member

After three years of relative inactivity at the Timmins Stratospheric Balloon Base, the scientists from the Canadian and French space agencies are back to conduct a number of launches over the next few weeks.

For the first time, an outreach program is being offered by the base to youths who have a keen interest in science.

The program is being coordinated through Science Timmins.

It is free but, because of limited space, they are only accepting up to 30 youths between the ages of 12 and 17 who will be invited to an open house and workshop held on Thursday, Aug. 23 from 1 to 6 p.m. at the Timmins Stratospheric Balloon Base located at 600 Hangar Road., which is adjacent to the Victor M. Power Airport.

Students will have the opportunity to learn more about the Canadian Space Agency’s activities including its stratospheric balloon campaigns conducted in Timmins.

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