Student experiments to fly aboard future NASA flights
NASA NEWS RELEASE
Posted: March 14, 2004

NASA has selected students from six high schools around the country to prepare and fly their experiments on future NASA space flights.

"By participating in the NASA Student Involvement Program, these students will get hands-on experience in science and engineering fields," said Lynn Marra, NASA Student Involvement Program (NSIP) Manager. "This flight program will give the students an exciting experience participating in the nation's exploration efforts," she added.

During the next four months students and their teachers will work with engineers and technicians from the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center's Wallops Flight Facility, Wallops Island, Va., to prepare their experiments for flight. The student experiments will be flown on a NASA suborbital sounding rocket in June or on a future Space Shuttle flight, following the program's Return to Flight.

Eight teams from the six schools were competitively selected to participate in the national program. Four of the NSIP teams will participate in the sounding rocket program and four will participate in the Space Shuttle program. Each team will spend one week in June at Wallops.

The students with sounding rocket experiments will spend their week participating in the final preparations of the experiments and launch reviews, receive instruction in rocketry, view the launch of the rocket, and begin analysis of their data.

The student teams with Space Shuttle experiments will participate in the final preparations and testing of the experiments, tour the Wallops operations, and give technical presentations on their experiments. These experiments will be placed in a Space Experiment Module for flight in the Space Shuttle cargo bay.

The winning entrees in the NSIP flight opportunities competition are:

Sounding rocket experiments:

  • Glenbrook North High School, Northbrook, Ill.
  • Columbus High School, Columbus, Ga.
  • Sauk Rapids-Rice High School, Sauk Rapids, Minn.
  • Delta Cyber School, Delta Junction, Alaska

Space Shuttle experiments:

  • Glenbrook North High School, Northbrook, Ill.
  • Agoura High School, Agoura Hills, Calif.
  • Columbus High School, Columbus, Ga.
  • Cambridge Ridge and Latin High School, Cambridge, Mass.

Columbia Report
A reproduction of the official accident investigation report into the loss of the space shuttle Columbia and its crew of seven.
 Choose your store:
U.S. - U.K. - E.U. - Worldwide

Mars Panorama

DISCOUNTED! This 360 degree image was taken by the Mars Pathfinder, which landed on the Red Planet in July 1997. The Sojourner Rover is visible in the image.
 Choose your store:
U.S.

Apollo 11 Mission Report
Apollo 11 - The NASA Mission Reports Vol. 3 is the first comprehensive study of man's first mission to another world is revealed in all of its startling complexity. Includes DVD!
 Choose your store:
U.S. - U.K. - E.U. - Worldwide

Rocket DVD
If you've ever watched a launch from Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral, Vandenberg Air Force Base or even Kodiak Island Alaska, there's no better way to describe what you witnessed than with this DVD.
 Choose your store:
U.S. - U.K. - E.U. - Worldwide

Get e-mail updates
Sign up for our NewsAlert service and have the latest news in astronomy and space e-mailed direct to your desktop (privacy note: your e-mail address will not be used for any other purpose).
Enter your e-mail address:

INDEX | PLUS | NEWS ARCHIVE | LAUNCH SCHEDULE
ASTRONOMY NOW | STORE

ADVERTISE

© 2014 Spaceflight Now Inc.