...Richard Branson, who became the first billionaire to came close the edge of space. He got to 86 Km instead of the full 100 km. Virgin Galactic's space plane launched with Branson, three crew members, and two pilots. They spent five minutes floating in zero gravity before the space plane descended back to Earth.
In total I spent almost 23 minutes in zero gravity. How? By being part in two parabolic flights onboard AirZeroG's (Novespace) A310. Summing up 62 parabolas of about 22 seconds in microgravity. Cool right?
While finalizing my thesis, we got official communications that the OSCAR-QUBE will fly to the ISS this summer. I am officially orbiting my thesis thanks to my fellow team members and the European Space Agency - ESA.
Link to ESA website featuring the story
We (from team Oscar), were selected to go on to round 2. What does this mean? Our project will be heading to the ISS in 2021!
Link to the article on the ESA's article!
We are a team of master- and bachelorstudents from UHasselt competing in the “Orbit Your Thesis!” programme of the European Space Agency. We just got shortlisted!
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