I've already reached out to some of you via email, but I'd like to get this out to the general community. I’m an aerospace engineering student at the University of Maryland, College Park who is involved in our Near Space ballooning program (nearspace.umd.edu; Twitter @UMdNearspace). I’m studying how we can improve safety in our program for a class project. As part of my research, I’m trying to collect safety best practices from ballooning programs across the country, so we can learn from the experiences of other programs. I would be very grateful if your programs could complete the survey at this link; even if you can only answer a few questions, everything helps. In the interests of mutual cooperation, I’d be happy to share the results of the study once it has been completed.
Thanks very much,
Luke W. Renegar
A. James Clark School of Engineering
University of Maryland