Performing experiments that are out of this world

Sponne School carryout experiments in space.
Sponne School carryout experiments in space.

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.