The first NearSys flight took place on 2 November 1996, just over two years after my introduction to amateur near space exploration. Currently NearSys travels the United States giving presentation about near space. NearSys also launches near spacecraft across the country in a program called, OPHe (Other People's Helium).
Flight Statistics as of 24 February 2017
- 166 Near Space Flights Launched
- 363 BalloonSats Carried
- 86,876 Foot Average Altitude