International School sends objects to space

Student experiments were selected by NASA as a part of a space launch.


Several International School students’ science experiments have been selected for the Cubes in Space Program, which is a collaboration with NASA’s Langley Research Center and Colorado Space Grant Consortium.


The Cubes in Space Program gives competitive students a free opportunity to design an experiment that could be launched into space on a sounding rocket or a high altitude balloon. There will be eighty experiments selected for the rocket mission and fifty experiments selected for the high altitude balloon mission.


Students around the world are given the task to design an experimental payload to be assimilated into a cube. Because this is a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) based project, students are called to use their knowledge from the five different fields. Then a panel of educators, engineers, and university students will evaluate and choose the winning proposals.


International School’s Chicken Bone Survival team and Space Magnets team’s designs were selected for the first launch of the Cubes in Space Program. Selected for the second launch of the program were experiments designed by International School’s Grass in Space team and Battery Power team.


As mentioned, these experiments will take part in one of the two flights to be launched. The first flight launched will be with a sounding rocket from NASA Wallops Flight Facility in late June 2016. The second flight will be launched on a high altitude balloon from the NASA Columbia Scientific Balloon Facility in Fort Sumner August 2016. All of the launches will be recorded and uploaded to the Cubes in Space website.