WHO WE ARE
SpaceHub Southeast is a non-profit organization based in Atlanta, GA. We are dedicated to providing engaging science opportunities for students, regardless of their financial limitations. Our PongSat program, along with educational science demonstrations allow us to make our goal a reality. The PongSat program grants students direct access to the upper atmosphere, allowing them to send any experiment to near-space altitudes in our weather balloons. After recovering the weather balloon, we return the experiments, permitting students to examine the effects of space on their experiments. This opportunity attempts to fill the void of underfunded science programs and foster a much-needed excitement in the world of science for students and educators alike.
WHAT WE DO
So far, we’ve launched four weather balloons, partnered with over 350 students, and sent 200 experiments more than 100,000 feet above earth’s surface. Our most recent launch, in January 2014, carried PongSats from the students of Sutton Middle School and Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School. This June we also sent the first whole bean coffee to space with the help of ZPM Espresso. If you missed our PongSat launch on May 3rd 2013, you can look at pictures and exciting aerial footage captured by from the weather balloon.
HOW TO GET INVOLVED
If you’re an individual or school interested in sending your experiment up in one of our weather balloons, please visit our PongSat page for details. If you’d like to help sponsor our philanthropic work or get involved on a more advanced level, please email Meryl or visit our Why Donate and Partners page for details.