An experiment designed by Mars Area High School sophomore Carson Mahan was selected to be launched into space as part of the iEDU Inc Cubes in Space program.
Mahan’s project, “The Effect of Intense, Sustained and Fluctuating G-Forces on the Functionality of a Small, Full-Range Speaker Driver,” will test the sound quality, appearance and frequency response of a speaker before it goes into space as well as after it returns. The experiment will travel aboard a sounding rocket as part of the “RockOn! 2023 Student Launch,” which is scheduled for liftoff between 5:30 and 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 22, at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility (Virginia).
Cubes in Space is a free, global competition that asks students (ages 11-18) to design and propose experiments to be launched into space on a NASA sounding rocket and/or zero-pressure scientific balloon. Students are encouraged to use their imaginations and critical-thinking skills to research and develop experiments that connect to real-world Earth or space-based problems or needs.
The program is offered in collaboration with NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center — Wallops Flight Facility, NASA’s Langley Research Center, and SSAI (Science Systems & Applications Inc).
For more information, visit www.cubesinspace.com.