After a few cancellations due to weather, Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket is scheduled to fly its 23rd mission with twenty-four payloads from K-12 schools, universities, and STEM-focused organizations, including an experiment created by 6 students from NeoCity Academy in the Osceola County School District. Others include John Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center, and the University of Florida.

NeoCity AcademyA group of six high school students from NeoCity Academy in Kissimmee is sending a three-minute experiment into microgravity to test the effects of gravity on ultrasonic sound waves. Investigating ultrasonic sound waves and their behavior in space could lead to further future discoveries about other types of waves.

NeoCity Academy’s mission is to be nan inquiry-driven, project-based STEM magnet, where students are developed who believe the world can be a better place and that they can be the ones to make it happen. It’s clear that with Wednesday’s Blue Origin launch of its New Origin rocket and NeoCity Academy students’ experiment, the school is on target with its mission.

“We are certainly proud of our NeoCity Academy students,” said the School District of Osceola County. No doubt the families and friends of the NeoCity Academy students, along with the entire Osceola County community join the school district in congratulating them in “going” where no Osceola County School District students have gone before! 

SOURCE: Osceola School District – Blue Origin