Student Spaceflight Experiment Program
Students participate in a national model STEM education program that will engage hundreds of our students in real microgravity experiment design and proposal writing, and will culminate in one of our student-proposed experiments selected to launch to the International Space Station (ISS) in low Earth orbit, and be operated by the astronauts. The experiment would be part of a payload for Student Spaceflight Experiments Program Mission 12 to ISS, and would launch on a SpaceX Falcon-9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL, adjoining NASA's Kennedy Space Center, in late Spring 2018.
We are fully immersing all 5-8th grade students, with the support of Sanger High School students as project managers, in a real microgravity experiment design and proposal writing. 81 flight experiment proposals were formally submitted by our student teams, with one selected for flight to the International Space Station in Spring 2018. Sanger Unified School District is excited to be apart of this high visibility STEM education program that has been publicized across the nation.