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Launch Your Dreams – Krishna Nair's story


Uploaded on August 12, 2019


Launch Your Dreams – Krishna Nair's story

2019-08-12 - High-school student Krishna Nair launched her own weather balloon with the help of the Canadian Space Agency. Here's her story. (Credit: Canadian Space Agency)


Text: Krishna Nair had a dream : to build and launch her own weather balloon into space.

Krishna Nair: I always like to think about how small we are compared to the Universe and what could be out there and exploring space is also one thing that I was always into.

Text: Krishna Nair High-school student Hamilton, Ontario

Krishna Nair: And this project that I did started off very small, it was just me and my mentor and we were just creating documents and then we had this whole craft and then we launched it and our balloon got stuck in the wires and then I realized that the first launch had failed so why not try it again? And from there we had got this amazing opportunity… TEXT ON SCREEN (black slide): When her first attempt failed, she contacted the Canadian Space Agency…

Text: She launched it a second time with the help of the Canadian Space Agency.

Krishna Nair: So I’ve definitely got lots of confidence, I’ve learned a lot from just being here and experiencing it all. And once it happened, I was pretty proud of myself.

Man: Join me in welcoming Krishna Krishna Nair: I decided to design, construct and launch my very own high-altitude balloon to near space.

Sylvain Laporte: Showing a lot of determination.

Text: Sylvain Laporte President Canadian Space Agency

Man: Good job!

Text: Timmins stratospheric balloon base Timmins, Ontario

Krishna Nair: You keep going until you succeed, and even after you succeed you find different ways to keep going and expand. And just remember that if there are challenges, you should just push through them because after you’ll feel very proud and happy about yourself and what you have accomplished and if you fail and if you fall down it just makes you stronger and want you to succeed more so the drive kind of builds up.

Text: Launch your dreams


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