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 5 October 2018
- 189 Near Space Flights Launched
- 425 BalloonSats Carried
- 87,581 Foot Average Altitude