Exciting new summer school opens space science to the public
(And Cosm has two scholarships up for grabs)
The Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer is an impressive bit of kit (find out about it here) but most of the experiments carried out on the International Space Station are a little more modest.
Even so, getting even a small experiment up to the ISS’s altitude of 300km (186 miles) is no easy task. After all, it costs more than £3,000 just to carry a single kilogram into Earth orbit. Then there is the competition. Space (no pun intended) is limited inside the station, so they have to be selective about what they let aboard.
But imagine if you were given the chance to design an experiment that actually made it to the ISS… it could kickstart a career, or it might help turn your degree into a doctorate.