Orbital ATK to Launch Students’ Experiments into Space

High school students got to rub shoulders with some of the nation’s top experts in astrophysics this week, as part of the Go For Launch! program at Orbital ATK in Sterling.

The three-day program uses space exploration to launch young people’s interest in science, technology, engineering and math.

The students were tasked with designing a space experiment, and yesterday they presented their projects to a panel of judges. The winning experiments will be launched to the International Space Station to be conducted in space by astronauts.

Students present their experiments to a panel of judges at Orbital ATK on Monday. (Douglas Graham/Loudoun Now)

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