How to participate in spaceflight experiments program

Applications are due at the end of each school year. Schools should have at least 300 students who can participate in experiments.

Projects can be combined and shared across more than one district.

If accepted, they must devise a designated amount of money to fund the project through a fundraiser and/or grants.

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Once funding is secured, teachers present the program to their students. Students devise their own science experiments.

A local board will select the top three experiments from its community. A national board will select the top one. The experiment will be created and sent to Cape Canaveral for launch to ISS.

More information at the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program website.

Shawna De La Rosa is a freelance writer in California.

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