To celebrate Samsill’s 60th Anniversary, we sent a custom three-ring binder into near space with help from Texas A&M.

What better way to commemorate 60 years of being in business than to launch a ring binder into space? We partnered with Texas A&M High Altitude Balloon Club to send the binder over 96,000 feet into the atmosphere. You can see the entire trip here:


It took months of preparation to make this project possible. There are many factors and variables that go into space launches. The weather balloon seen below was filled with over 300 cubic feet of helium and took two and a half hours to reach 96,000 feet. The fall back to Earth only lasted 20 minutes and the rig landed 20 miles from the launch site in College Station, Texas.