StratoStar S.H.A.R.E. Mission 

Student High-Altitude Research Experiment

REGISTER FOR THE NEXT S.H.A.R.E. MISSION

Receive educator training, distance learning materials, hands-on activities and the chance to fly a project 
for your students to the edge of space.

This program is only available to USA based educators currently employed by an education institution. 

What is included with the S.H.A.R.E. MISSION? 


  • ​7 Student distance / classroom learning activities (1-2 assignment ea.)
  • ​Educator training video / materials
  • ​Instructional video to students (teachers can embed on their LMS)
  • ​Digital Resources and tools for extension activities 
  • ​LIVE Launch & Tracking of high-altitude balloon (online)
  • ​Flight video from the mission
  • ​Export of all sensor data (GPS, Altitude, Temp, Press & More)
  • ​Awards Ceremony (online)

What grade levels and standards could be covered?

NGSS Science & Engineering Practices

  • Asking questions and defining problems
  • Developing and using models
  • Planning and carrying out investigations
  • ​Analyzing and interpreting data
  • ​Using mathematics and computational thinking
  • ​Constructing explanations and designing solutions
  • ​Engaging in argument from evidence
  • ​Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information

Subjects / Grade Level

  • K-16 Integration 
  • Math : Interpreting and graphing data
  • Science: Chemistry, Physics, Earth Science and Biology 
  • Writing : Documenting process and press releases 
  • Art: Mission patch, video / photo editing and graphic design. 
  • ​STEM : Creating circuits and programing Arduino's and Rasberry Pi
  • ​Much more!!!

How a StratoStar Mission Works

Some of these steps could be combined into one class periods or
 be extended to an entire semester depending on your educational needs.

What are the steps & timeline involved 
with the StratoStar SHARE Mission? 

StraotStar S.H.A.R.E. Mission Steps

  • Register for SHARE Mission
  • Start online training and join community
  • ​Develop SHARE capsule project & ship to StratoStar
  • ​StratoStar Mission & online LIVE tracking 
  • ​StratoStar ships project back with data & video
  • ​Complete analysis and final report on experiment 
  • ​Online awards ceremony 

Important Dates

  • October 16th, 2020: Fall SHARE Mission Registration Closes 
  • October 30th, 2020: Fall SHARE projects to be received by StratoStar
  • November 3rd, 2020: Fall SHARE Mission Launch Day 
  • April 16th, 2021: Spring SHARE Mission Registration Closes 
  • April 30th, 2021: Spring SHARE projects to be received by StratoStar
  • May 4th, 2021 : Spring SHARE Mission Launch Day 

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StratoStar SHARE Video

This video is from a StratoStar Mission. We use the Student High-Altitude Research (SHARE) Capsules to hold the student 40g projects. One of the SHARE Capsules goes up on the balloon, and the other "control" capsule stays on the ground. After the mission is complete, the flight and control capsules are brought back together for the students to start their analysis. 

Testable questions from middle schoolers 
for StratoStar experiments

  • What happens to glue in high altitude?
  • How does altitude affect the density of the marshmallow?
  • ​How will the decreased air pressure of space affect the properties of oobleck? 
  • ​How does experiencing drastic changes in temperature and radiation affect a chia seed’s ability to grow?
  • ​Will the speed of the SD card decrease or become corrupted, and what will happen to the SD card’s data after the mission?
  •  How does the altitude, radiation(UV Rays), and temperature affect bacteria reproduction ability?
  • How does 3-D filament change in space?
  • What will happen to popcorn kernels as it rises in the atmosphere?
  • ​What effect will this balloon launch have on the soil?
  • ​What happens to film when it reaches the stratosphere?
  • ​Will the lack of temperature and lack of pressure change the acidity in the vinegar?

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