The first NearSys flight took place on Saturday, November 2, 1996, two years, three weeks, and one day 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 21 August 2017
- 173 Near Space Flights Launched
- 394 BalloonSats Carried
- 87,116 Foot Average Altitude