Louisiana Aerospace Catalyst Experiences for Students

12:03pm

Thu June 21, 2012
Local

Scientific balloons regularly launch from Palestine, Texas

The Louisiana Aerospace Catalyst Experiences for Students (LaACES) program releases a scientific balloon at the Columbia Scientific Balloon Facility in Palestine, Texas.

Palestine, Texas, is home to NASA's Columbia Scientific Balloon Facility. Universities across Louisiana collaborate on scientific balloon experiments and launch their payloads at Palestine. LSU physics professor Greg Guzik is currently waiting for optimal weather conditions in Palestine to further his own research in high energy astrophysics.