Great Plains
Super Launch

The premier High Altitude Ballooning Experience

July 9-10, 2021

About the Event

Great Plains Super Launch is the premier high altitude ballooning event in North America.  Started in 2001 by Paul Verhage, this annual event will be celebrating its 21st year.  Hosted in various locations around the midwest, GPSL attracts the brightest and most innovative amateur balloonists from the US and abroad.

2021 Symposium Venue

Due to ongoing COVID concerns, GPSL 2021 will again be hosted online. The Friday Symposium will be free to attend.


Symposium on July 9, 2021. Individual Launches: July 10, 2021

Friday July 9, 2021

14:00Z / 9:00AM (CDT)

Balloon Symposium



Saturday July 10, 2021

14:00Z / 9:00AM (CDT)

Worldwide Balloon Launch


Join us in a mass-launch across the global Saturday morning, July 10th.

Event Registration

GPSL attendees are required to pre-register.

Event Registration for 2021 is now open.

GPSL Reflector