Texas A&M project supports K-12 microgravity experiments in Ohio

Rendering of XCor Aerospace's Lynx suborbital rocket plane. (Credit: XCor Aerospace, Inc.)

Rendering of XCor Aerospace's Lynx suborbital rocket plane. (Credit: XCor Aerospace, Inc.)

Researchers at Texas A&M University developed the Lynx Cub Payload Carrier (LCPC) to make it easier for amateur scientists to do microgravity experiments. The Citizens in Space program will fly the LCPC on XCor Aerospace’s Lynx suborbital rocket planes as soon as next year. One of Citizens in Space’s first customers will be Ohio’s Milford School District. Almost 600 students coordinated by Teachers in Space Pathfinder Steve Heck are developing proposals for the first 10 opportunities. 

Read the full Texas A&M press release for more information.