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Cubes in Space - an exciting win for our students

posted Apr 5, 2016, 5:31 AM by Tracy Mertz
Our PGL students, Neena, Ethan, and Shaan,  have been collaborating with their PGL peers to research space phenomena and attributes and learn about science experiments, in order to design an experiment for space. They have successfully competed against students 11-18 years of age, from all continents (except Antarctica:), and justified in their proposals, why "Cubes in Space" should spend their funds on sending these experiments into flight. In other words, students had to explain, in detail, how the anticipated results of the experiments would solve or connect to a real-world situation or problem. Only 80 experiments in total are selected out of hundreds of proposals for each of the two platforms (sounding rocket and research balloon).  We found out that their submitted proposals were selected in the first round of offers! Cubes will arrive from "Cubes in Space" next week and our work will begin to get our experiments loaded according to criteria. 

THE WAX EXPERIMENT (Wed./Thurs. students) WILL BE HEADING TO SPACE WITH NASA!!!!!!!!!!!
The WAX experiment has been accepted to fly on BOTH the Sounding Rocket (SR-3) and the 
Research Balloon (RB-2)
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