Gumley Student in NASA Winning Team
Their winning experiment will now be conducted in space.
Experiment Topic is: Planarian Flatworm Regeneration in Microgravity.
Many congratulations for her place in the winning team of the NASA Mission Discovery programme at King’s College London.
"I really enjoyed the week I spent working with King's college and ISSET designing experiments that would potentially be launched into space!
I was able to meet many amazing young people with similar interests to mine, whilst exploring a topic that was extremely important and interesting, but not often talked about in the classroom-space!
We were privileged to meet and talk to the astronaut Michael Foale.
We spent a week, with the help of the staff of both NASA and King's college, designing our experiments, and spent the last day pitching them to a few professionals from within the field.
Amazingly, the team that I was in won, and so we now have the great honour of seeing our work carried out in space. I am very excited for this to happen and extremely grateful for the amazing opportunity I was given by Gumley."