With help from ADNET Systems, students at the Cesar Chavez Public Charter Schools for Public Policy in Washington, D.C., and in the Howard County Public School System in Maryland will have experiments headed for the International Space Station (ISS) this spring. ADNET is a Partner Institution for Mission 5 of the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program (SSEP), which is conducted by the nonprofit National Center for Earth and Space Science Education (NCESSE).
ADNET’s support is helping to fund the selected entries from Chavez Prep, which is one of the campuses of the Cesar Chavez Public Charter Schools for Public Policy (“Growth of Radish Plant in Microgravity”), and from Murray Hill Middle School in Howard County (“Core-Shell Micro/Nanodisks: Microencapsulation in Two Dimensions under Microgravity”).
Mission 5 is scheduled to launch May 1 from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS) at Wallops Island, VA. The Cygnus spacecraft will dock with the ISS three to four days after launch and return to Earth on July 8.