The Guardians of the Galaxy Space Station Challenge was an opportunity for American students ages 13-18 to submit microgravity flight experiment concepts that could be conducted on the International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory. The contest focused on Rocket and Groot, characters from the Guardians of the Galaxy comic book franchise. Students were encouraged to develop innovative concepts to be tested in space based on the attributes of these Super Heroes.
The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) and Marvel Entertainment announced two winning concepts. The two selected flight concepts will become official ISS National Lab investigations, intending to launch to the space station in 2018.
Read more details about the two winning experiment concepts.
Team Groot winner:
Sarina Kopf, Golden, CO
Aeroponic Farming in Microgravity
Hardware Partner: Space Tango
Team Rocket winner:
Adia Bulawa, Greeneville, TN
Staying Healthy in Space
Hardware Partner: DreamUp