International Space Station Program (ISSP)
The high school International Space Station (ISS) program successfully launched a student-designed experiment into space! It spent 30 days onboard the ISS and manufactured graphene out of existing waste materials aboard the ISS. Graphene is an important compound due to its ability to strengthen other materials, like concrete, and fight climate change. Our student's work was published with NASA and the second experiment launched on April 15, 2022. Onboard this second mission was the first African-American female to spend an extended time in space! After the launch, the ISS program held a Rocket Clinic for elementary and junior high students! We are so proud of our students' work!
The pictures above were taken of our student's experiment aboard the International Space Station. NASA published a piece on our student's work explaining the process of how the experiment converts powdered carbon and baby food into graphene, a super-material that is highly conductive and can be used for energy.
Watch SpaceX CRS-22 Launch
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft launched on the company's 22nd Commercial Resupply Services mission to the International Space Station. The spacecraft carried Calvary Chapel High School's experiment on the aircraft where it stayed for 30 days in space. Watch this video of the rocket liftoff.