Dr. James Flaten

Associate Director of NASA’s Minnesota Space Grant Consortium Dr. James Flaten is a contract associate professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. Dr. Flaten serves as the Associate Director of the Minnesota Space Grant Consortium (MnSGC), a NASA higher-education program which involves state-wide promotion of all-things-NASA-related. […]


Solar Eclipse Stratospheric Ballooning

Ballooning teams at the U of MN – Twin Cities, St. Catherine University, and the U of MN – Morris prepared science payloads then flew them from near Grand Island, Nebraska, into the path of totality for the solar eclipse on August 21, 2017.  (Note:  Partial eclipse coverage in MN was over 80%.)  The U […]