SA Schools Space Mission

 
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SA Schools Space Mission
by Mark Haughton - Thursday, 1 June 2017, 8:27 AM
 

Here’s your chance to send an experiment into space!

In an Australian-first, the International Space Station (ISS) has started preparations to host three STEM experiments created by DECD school students. The experiments will hitch a ride with Neumann Space, a South Australian start-up who have purchased 125kg of payload space on the ISS.

The experiments will sit on a platform outside the ISS, while high-tech sensors and receptors stream data back to the schools in South Australia for recording and analysis. The experiments will be carried out over 12 months in 2019, before being jettisoned to burn up in Earth’s atmosphere.

Find out more here.