ExoLab 2: Journey to the International Space Station

ExoLab 2: Journey to the International Space Station

On 11/7/2017: ExoLab was turned over to NASA on T-4 days. Sunday, 11/12/2017: ExoLab was launched into orbit (after a one day delay) aboard a Cygnus Spacecraft. Powered by an Antares rocket, it reached speeds of more than 27,000 kph to begin to synchronize its orbit with the International Space Station. Tuesday, 11/14/2017: About 36 hours after launch, Cygnus is grappled by Canadarm2, a robotic arm controlled by the astronauts. Early Wednesday 11/15/2017, Astronaut Joseph…

CanSat and ExoLab were part of the NASA presentation at Clyde Arbuckle Elementary in San Jose

CanSat and ExoLab were part of the NASA presentation at Clyde Arbuckle Elementary in San Jose

Big thanks to Andres Martinez for inviting us, Magnitude.io, to be part of the “An Evening with NASA” at Clyde Arbuckle Elementary in San Jose. We had a great time introducing our CanSat and ExoLab to some younger students. We got the students reading live data and doing some math, figuring out how high the balloon is by measuring the barometric pressure. They all got it and their parents were so proud. Superintendent Hilaria Bauer of Alum Rock…

ExoLab: Plant growth on International Space Station

ExoLab: Plant growth on International Space Station

We are excited to announce that we are now accepting limited reservations for the 2017 ExoLab program aboard the ISS. The first experiment is a plant biology investigation with Arabidopsis thaliana, a mustard plant used in many science investigations with a genome that is fully mapped. Designed with curriculum for 6th – 12th grade based on the new Next Generation Science Standards, students will grow their own A. thaliana in a specialized classroom growth chamber…