April 9, 2021

Robotic balloons to explore Venus? An Oregon company is working on it

By TOM BANSE The space agency NASA has chosen a small Tillamook-based aerospace company to design and test robotic balloons for future scientific exploration of Venus. Near Space Corporation is working on the Venus project with some of the same NASA team members currently managing an historic helicopter drone flight on Mars. Near Space CEO Tim Lachenmeier […]
March 26, 2021


26 March 2021, Tillamook, OR     Near Space Corporation (NSC) is pleased to continue our support to NASA, JPL, and the exploration of our solar system through our award of a 2021 SBIR Phase 1 contract.   In this effort, NSC will design and develop platforms and techniques to support successful Venus Aerobot missions.  We will […]
March 23, 2021

NSC ExoMars High Altitude Drop Test

March 23, 2021 The Near Space team works with many customers who have challenging requirements and are doing extremely interesting projects.  Working with the European Space Agency, Thales Alenia Space, and Vorticity Systems Limited for testing the Entry/Descent/Landing (EDL) parachute systems for their ExoMars project has definitely been both challenging and interesting. This project […]
June 20, 2019

Near Space Corporation Announces New President

For Immediate Release June 20, 2019 Near Space Corporation Contact Russ Dewey (503) 842-1990 russ.dewey@nsc.aero Tillamook, OR – Near Space Corporation (NSC) is pleased to announce that Kevin Tucker is joining the leadership team.  Tim Lachenmeier is transitioning to CEO, with Kevin taking on operations as the company President.  Now in our 25th year, NSC […]