DSU Students Prepare Experiments to Fly on International Space Station
By Kelli Steele

Updated Friday, April 3, 2015 - 6:17pm

An experiment designed by students at Delaware State University will fly on the International Space Station this fall.

DSU has been accepted into the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program, a national STEM education initiative. The program enables students to design and propose real experiments that will be launched into orbit and carried on board the International Space Station.

In the ISS, there is a weightless environment, so students' experiments can explore ways in which gravity, or the lack of gravity, affects physical, chemical or biological processes.

DSU's participation in SSEP is led by Dr. Matt Bobrowsky, Director of Special Programs in DSU's College of Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Technology and is supported by the Optical Science Center for Applied Research.

The experiment will launch from either Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, on a SpaceX Dragon spacecraft, or from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport, Wallops Island, Virginia, on an Orbital Sciences Cygnus spacecraft.

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