Students at Testbourne have won an exciting international competition to send a Science Experiment into Space!
Our Students wanted to test the compression of strong springs and compare to the forces on Earth. They hypothesised that the spring would compress under the huge forces of takeoff. We will get the cubes returned in September.
A STEM-based global competition, Cubes in Space provides students an opportunity to design and compete to launch an experiment into space.
Students design and development of an experimental payload to be integrated into a small cube. These cubes are launched into space via sounding rocket from NASA Wallops flight Facility on Wallops Island, Virginia in late June 2016 and the competition was open to U.S. and international students aged 11-18. Only a small handful of UK schools were successful in achieving a space on the launch, and we are proud to announce that Testbourne was one of them.
An exciting new second flight opportunity is on a high altitude balloon launched from the NASA Columbia Scientific Balloon Facility at Fort Sumner, New Mexico in August 2016.
More details on the program website: http://www.cubesinspace.com