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Cubes in Space 2022

International School 7th grade Science students participate in the Cubes in Space program, a global STEM program for students 11-18 years of age. Cubes in Space provides two Suborbital Flight Opportunities on NASA Missions. Students research, design an experiment and then write a proposal that connects to a real world space or earth-based problem.  If the proposal is accepted, then the cube experiment is flown on a NASA sounding rocket or a NASA research balloon and will be launched from a NASA facility in summer 2022.


This year, the proposals from three teams from International School were accepted by Cubes in Space for spaceflight this summer. These include the following proposals:

  • Testing common materials used for building under radiation, high vibration, and an increase in g-force to observe the change in shape, and strength.
  • The difference in absorption between a KN95 and a N95 mask after being exposed to ultraviolet radiation
  • The effects of radiation, g-force, and vibrations on blood cell’s abilities to function properly and carry oxygen via HG and nutrients, and the materials that adequately protect blood in space.
The Bellevue School District acknowledges that we learn, work, live and gather on the Indigenous Land of the Coast Salish peoples, specifically the Duwamish and Snoqualmie Tribes. We thank these caretakers of this land, who have lived and continue to live here, since time immemorial.