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THE ONLY WAY IS UP!

GROUND CONTROL TO IRISH TRANSITION YEAR STUDENTS
ABOUT THE COMPETITION
• Is the first of its kind in Ireland
• Allowing a project designed by Irish students
to spend 30 da...
HOW DID THIS PROJECT COME TO IRELAND
Dr Norah Patten – University of Limerick
Involved in a number of space project
initia...
The First Commercial Classroom in Space
Their goal is to facilitate real space
missions and opportunities for second
level student and aim to provide
everything n...
Customers use them
directly or through
educational partners.
Customers and partners
include:
School Districts
Universities...
MixStix will be
used for the
experiments.
Substances
(ones deemed
safe) are
packed into
clear silicon
tubes with
clamps.
T...
Mixture Tubes/MixStix

Hold up to 3 substances
Substances can be fluid, gas,
solid/powder
Holds 10 milliliters volume i...
Some examples of past
experiments are observations
of substances, elements, or
plants in microgravity as well
as more soph...
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17

12
0/
1
WHAT WE WANT YOU TO DO NOW!
What comes next:
Work in teams of 4/5 students
Submit an Abstract:
norah.patten@ul.ie
before...
THE ONLY WAY IS UP

What to put into the ‘abstract’?
Team Name & Name of Experiment.
250 word paragraph to describe your...
THE ONLY WAY IS UP: GUIDELINES FOR
EXPERIMENTS

•

Must meet NanoRacks rules
• Avoid permanent magnets
• Avoid pressure ve...
FIELDS OF MICRO-GRAVITY EXPERIMENTS
CONDUCTED BY NANORACKS
Pharmaceutical
Silicone Crystal growth

Material science
Microb...
WHY TO GO TO SPACE?

• Physical and Biological processes are
different in microgravity.
• Uniqueness of microgravity
envir...
WHERE TO LOOK NEXT

/
17

12
0/
1
NanoRacks Platform-1 and NR-2

What would you
 Two research platformsup ?
dream developed and
funded by NanoRacks in just...
WINNER FROM THE SCHOOL
• Once the Abstracts have been have been
submitted a winning team will be selected.
• The winning t...
THE ONLY WAY IS UP: SPONSORS
Thank you

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The Only Way Is Up Science Competition.

  1. 1. THE ONLY WAY IS UP! GROUND CONTROL TO IRISH TRANSITION YEAR STUDENTS
  2. 2. ABOUT THE COMPETITION • Is the first of its kind in Ireland • Allowing a project designed by Irish students to spend 30 days orbiting the Earth. • The winning experiment will fly to the International Space Station (ISS) on board a launch vehicle.
  3. 3. HOW DID THIS PROJECT COME TO IRELAND Dr Norah Patten – University of Limerick Involved in a number of space project initiatives in ireland and internationally . Visited the NASA in 2012
  4. 4. The First Commercial Classroom in Space
  5. 5. Their goal is to facilitate real space missions and opportunities for second level student and aim to provide everything needed to get your research and discovery mission underway on the ISS http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/imagegallery/image_feature_390.html
  6. 6. Customers use them directly or through educational partners. Customers and partners include: School Districts Universities Community Colleges Technical Schools NCESSE (National Center for Earth and Space Science Education) NASA http://www.flickr.com/photos/nasahqphoto/8190337497/sizes/l/in/photostream/
  7. 7. MixStix will be used for the experiments. Substances (ones deemed safe) are packed into clear silicon tubes with clamps. They are easily activated by
  8. 8. Mixture Tubes/MixStix Hold up to 3 substances Substances can be fluid, gas, solid/powder Holds 10 milliliters volume in total Refrigeration is allowed Students create a “flight unit” and a “control unit” Tube will be returned to the students for analysis
  9. 9. Some examples of past experiments are observations of substances, elements, or plants in microgravity as well as more sophisticated procedures such as a biological growth and study of antibiotic resistance.
  10. 10. / 17 12 0/ 1
  11. 11. WHAT WE WANT YOU TO DO NOW! What comes next: Work in teams of 4/5 students Submit an Abstract: norah.patten@ul.ie before December 20th 2013
  12. 12. THE ONLY WAY IS UP What to put into the ‘abstract’? Team Name & Name of Experiment. 250 word paragraph to describe your experiment. What is it about? What materials/substances are involved? What do you hope to investigate? Why is this important to investigate? Submit to norah.patten@ul.ie By the December 20 th
  13. 13. THE ONLY WAY IS UP: GUIDELINES FOR EXPERIMENTS • Must meet NanoRacks rules • Avoid permanent magnets • Avoid pressure vessels (make sure your contents wont expand so much they break the tube) • Avoid substances with toxicity higher than 2 on Materials Safety Data Sheets (MSDS’s)
  14. 14. FIELDS OF MICRO-GRAVITY EXPERIMENTS CONDUCTED BY NANORACKS Pharmaceutical Silicone Crystal growth Material science Microbiology Biotechnology Physic laws Magnetic field research Combustion Plasma research Small animal research In space component testing
  15. 15. WHY TO GO TO SPACE? • Physical and Biological processes are different in microgravity. • Uniqueness of microgravity environment can enable new commercial products to be developed. Perhaps develop technologies required for the permanent occupation of space??
  16. 16. WHERE TO LOOK NEXT / 17 12 0/ 1
  17. 17. NanoRacks Platform-1 and NR-2 What would you  Two research platformsup ? dream developed and funded by NanoRacks in just six months;  16 payload slots in the CubeSat form factor of 10 cm by 10 cm by 10 cm  USB standard interface  Allows the ultimate plug-and-play for for payloads—customers includes students and researchers Permanent addition to U.S. National Lab on Space Station.
  18. 18. WINNER FROM THE SCHOOL • Once the Abstracts have been have been submitted a winning team will be selected. • The winning team from the school will have an opportunity to present their experiment to a panel of judges in the University of Limerick. • From this judging panel the winner of the competition will be selected
  19. 19. THE ONLY WAY IS UP: SPONSORS Thank you Questions ?

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