On this episode, we find out about the Student Spaceflight Experiment Program. The program gets kids to design experiments with the goal of having their work loaded into a rocket and launched 400 kilometres up to the International Space Station. And Edmonton Public Schools is not about to miss that trip!
This is serious science, friends.
Find out more about the Students Spaceflight Experiments Program.
Check out this video from the Edmonton Journal about Mission 14: Shrimp Among the Stars.
Follow writer Scott Lilwall on Twitter
Listen to What On Earth Can We Do by Alberta Emerald Foundation.
Register for the Social Enterprise Bootcamp presented by Edmonton Community Development Corporation.
Community Grants – Deadline to apply is March 1
Belcourt Brosseau Métis Awards – Deadline to apply is March 31
Winspear Fund Scholarships for Advanced Classical Music – Deadline to apply is March 31
Ranald and Vera Shean Memorial Scholarships – Deadline to apply is March 31
Sound Effects in the Spaceflight segment:
STS-135: Countdown to Launch from the NASA Audio Archive
Atlas V: Launch from the NASA Audio Archive
Apollo 11: That’s one Small Step For (a) Man from the NASA Audio Archive
STS-26: Liftoff from the NASA Audio Archive
Image from NASA image library: In the Grip of the Scorpion Claw
Gripped in the claw of the constellation Scorpius sits the reflection nebula DG 129, a cloud of gas and dust that reflects light from nearby, bright stars. This infrared view of the nebula was captured by NASA Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer.