“No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings.” — William Blake
If you are enthralled by the beauty of space and have the power of innovation and creation, we’ve got some exciting news for you.
The Balloon Challenge, a tribute to former President and celebrated scientist, the late Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, has the motto of ‘Dream. Imagine. Believe’. The challenge offers anyone below 21 years the opportunity to send their payload into “near space” in a balloon.
The event will be hosted during a three-day technology carnival — Rajasthan Digifest 2018 from July 25-27 — which will offer insightful workshops and varied exciting events for participants including startups, innovators, students, and investors.
In layman terms, a space Payload is basically a satellite that may include cargo, passengers, flight crew, munitions, scientific instruments, experiments, or other equipment. The challenge here for the participants is to build a working model of a payload to be flown into “near space” in a helium balloon from Bikaner.