CVCC hosts NASA-funded 3rd annual high altitude balloon launch

By Emily Willis, Hickory Daily Record

CVCC High Altitude Balloon Competition Team Image

The third annual High Altitude Balloon Launch Challenge and Competition took place Saturday at Catawba Valley Community College (CVCC).

Six community colleges were in attendance and included: CVCC, Rowan Cabarrus Community College, Edgecombe Community College, Southwestern Community College, Pitt Community College and Durham Technical Community College.

“This is a NASA-funded project,” Jim Thomas, department head of engineering technologies at CVCC, said. “The first year was only four of us, and we launched at the Iredell fair grounds.

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