Microcavity experiment heads to ISS

phys.org | 2/27/2019 | Staff
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The second Swinburne Haileybury International Space Station Experiment (SHINE) launched from Wallops Island, Virginia in the US aboard an Antares rocket at 6.46am (AEST), to make its way to the International Space Station (ISS).

To celebrate this amazing achievement the SHINE team watched NASA's live broadcast of the blast off in the Virtual Reality Theatre at Swinburne's Hawthorn campus.

SHINE - Experience - Students - Haileybury - Design

SHINE began in 2017, focusing on creating a hands-on experience where secondary students from Haileybury design, build and program their own experiment to learn more about microgravity conditions aboard the International Space Station (ISS).

"To help students with their vision, Swinburne mentors act as expert consultants and use their own knowledge to help complete advanced tasks," says Swinburne Space Project Coordinator Dr. Rebecca Allen.

Staff - Manage - Team - Use - Cutting-edge

"Swinburne staff manage the team and also provide use of cutting-edge facilities."

The focus of this year's experiment is on researching...
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