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SWE's Team Tech Launches into Orbit

Photo taken from space of the 3 satelites launched by Pacific's Team Tech, Tiera Luna, and UPAEP.

Charlie Galindo Nov 24, 2015
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Sunday, November 22,  Lovelock, Nevada, Tierra Luna Engineering, LLC, University of the Pacific, and Universidad Popular Autónoma del Estado de Puebla "UPAEP" joined efforts in launching the first CanSat Satellite with Stockton ties.  

In the wee hours of Sunday morning and under freezing conditions, Pacific's Society of Women Engineers "SWE" students, and Faculty, and UPAEP's faculty, along with Astronaut Jose Hernandez, in a joint effort with launch provider Rancho Cordova's JP Aerospace, launched, via high altitude balloon, the first academic collaboration between universities in Stockton and the city of Puebla in Mexico. "At 100,000 feet, based on pictures taken from the mounted cameras, you begin to see the curvature of the earth and the sky begins to darken" explains former NASA Astronaut Hernandez.   

"We need to empower our local students and give them a taste of what can be accomplished if given the opportunity.  Science, technology, engineering, and math known as "STEM" programs is what will help our local economy grow but the process takes several years.  We ask that our local leaders see this as an opportunity and as an investment for our community " said  Astronaut Jose Hernandez who started this educational outreach effort 2 years ago in connecting Stockton's Pacific with Puebla's Universidad Popular Autónoma del Estado de Puebla in Mexico. 

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