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Near Space Challenge

The 2016 Near Space Challenge is an inaugural event at the 45th Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. During this event, students from middle and high schools from New Mexico will compete in one of three competitions: The Scientific Engineering Challenge, The High Altitude Challenge and the Landing Accuracy Challenge. These events highlight student scientific and engineering work, while allowing them to compete for awards as well as high altitude and landing accuracy records. The six Scientific Engineering Challenge flights will launch on Oct 3rd, and three High Altitude Challenge and three Landing Accuracy Challenge flights will launch on Oct 4th.