Performing experiments that are out of this world

Sponne School carryout experiments in space.
Sponne School carryout experiments in space.
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Students from Sponne School in Towcester reached for the stars this week after sending a package of experiments into space.

Using a high altitude balloon students tested the idea that no one can hear you scream in space by playing the Blue Peter music, investigated whether a variety of materials either boil or freeze in the vacuum of space, whether yoghurt would continue to grow if exposed to space, and found out what would happen to a variety of gases as the atmospheric pressure drops during the ascent.

The experimental payload included a mission patch featuring the school’s logo.

Follow this link to video footage of the mission, including ascent, footage of the mission patch on the edge of space, and the decent - www.sponne.org.uk/index.phtml?d=944827.