Quest Institute for Space

Thomas Edison EnergySmart Charter School’s 9th grade class worked on designing an experiment to be launched to the International Space Station (ISS). This program was carried out in collaboration with the Quest Institute for Space, a revolutionary organization that allows students to design, implement, and analyze data from real-life experiments conducted in microgravity. In 2018, the focus of the experimental design was on heat transfer in 0-G environments. Running heat experiments in microgravity to find more efficient ways to disperse heat on board the ISS helps solve current pressing issues. In addition, the process of brainstorming, implementing, testing, and drawing conclusions can lead to a life-time of inspiration of making a difference in our world. SpaceX CRS-14, also known as SpX-14, was a Commercial Resupply Service mission to the International Space Station. The mission was contracted by NASA and was flown by SpaceX. This mission reused the Falcon 9 first stage booster previously flown on CRS-12 and the Dragon capsule flown on CRS-8. The experiment has been completed and submitted to the Quest Program. The project was to be launched into space on the SpaceX Falcon 9 CRS-14 on April 2, 2018 out of Cape Canaveral, FL. However, the schedule has changed and the experiment will be launched to the ISS on SpaceX Mission 14 in mid-March 2019. More updates to come.

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