NASA Provides a Launch Pad for Student Experiments

For the second year, NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia is sending student experiments 98 miles into space as part of an educational project called RockSat-X, a joint effort between the space agency and the Colorado Space Grant Consortium. This year’s experiments were developed by teams from Baylor University and Virginia Tech, the University of Colorado at Boulder, and the University of Puerto Rico.

The University of Puerto Rico was scheduled to use a mass spectrometer to conduct an analysis of atmospheric particles and pressure; Virginia Tech and Baylor universities were to measure nitric oxide and atmospheric dust; and  University of Colorado intended to test a device to assist in de-orbiting small spacecraft.

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