Cosmic Ray Research Program

Edward Ney (1920-1996) was a University of Minnesota  physics professor from 1947-1990.  In 1947 he started a cosmic ray research program that focused on high-altitude studies using Skyhook balloons.  He later established the Minnesota Balloon Project to improve the performance of high-altitude balloons and carry out experimental upper atmospheric  studies.  Much of Ney's balloon research was  conducted over the years at the Anoka County Airport in Blaine.