Agenda

The Great Plains Super Launch will be held in Hutchinson, KS over the weekend of June 15-18.

For the spouses, you may also want to check out the Hutchinson Visitors Guide.

Thursday 15 June

All Day  The Cosmosphere Hall of Space admission is included with your GPSL registration.  You may visit the Hall of Space any time Thursday or Friday.
3:00 - 5:00  Tour of the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center.
6:00 - 7:30 Dinner at the Anchor Inn Mexican Restaurant.
6:00 - Third Thursday downtown event on South Main St, around the Anchor Inn.

 

Friday 16 June

Friday's Symposium activities will be held at the Kansas Cosmphere and Space Center.

8:30-9:00 DOORS OPEN  
9:00 - 9:15  Zack Clobes Introductions
9:15 - 9:45 Jim Langsted Using HAB in the STEM Classroom
9:45 - 10:15 Howard Brooks Developing an extended duration Stratospheric balloon based research program
10:15 - 10:30 BREAK Snacks provided
10:30 - 11:30 Paul Verhage Near Space Imaging
11:30 - 12:15 Marty Griffin Search and recovery of EOSS-224
12:15 - 1:15 LUNCH BBQ Provided on site
1:15 - 2:15 Bill Brown Circumnavigating the Globe with a Pico Balloon
2:15 - 2:45 Zack Clobes Round-Table Discussion of Eclipse Photgraphy
2:45 - 3:00 BREAK Snacks provided
3:00 - 4:00 Brad Nuest Solar Eclipse demonstration in the planetarium
4:00 - 4:45 Jerry Gable A comparison of online prediction tools
4:45 - 5:15 Mark Conner Weather briefing and flight planning
5:15 - 5:30 Zack Clobes Door prizes
6:30 - Downtown Sampler Dinner at the downtown sampler.  Private dining area.  You are welcome to bring any Show and Tells.  Cost is $30 per person, and includes dinner, drink, dessert, and gratuity.  Payable directly to the restaurant.

 

Saturday 17 June

7:00 - 8:00  Launch preparations at the launch site.  Site to be determined on Friday afternoon.
8:00 - 9:00 Release of balloons.
8:00 - 12:00 Flight recovery.
5:30 - 8:00 Dinner at Pizza Ranch in Hutchinson for those still in town.

Sunday 18 June

TBD  Alternate launch date in case of inclement weather.  Launch site to be determined.