Applications Open For Free Ride To Space
Applications are now open for U.S. college experiments to hitch a free ride to space.
CubeSats are tiny, self-contained experiments about the size of a tissue box that are launched into space. They hitch rides on rockets that are already sending a larger payload to orbit.
United Launch Alliance is giving some experiments from colleges a free ride on the Atlas V rocket. The competition is open to any accredited university, but they’re encouraged to reach out to K-12 students to help with the CubeSat.
So far, ULA launched 55 CubeSats, with a 100-percent success rate.
Applications are due by June 1st. Winners will be announced this summer.
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