The first NearSys flight took place on Saturday, November 2, 1996, two years, three weeks, and one day after Near Space Day, or my my introduction to amateur near space exploration (14 October 1994). Currently NearSys travels the United States giving presentation about near space and launching near spacecraft for schools, clubs, and workshops in a program called, OPHe (Other People's Helium).
Flight Statistics as of 12 August 2018
- 187 Near Space Flights Launched
- 424 BalloonSats Carried
- 87,505 Foot Average Altitude