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.