Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

Virginia State News

July 8, 2014

UVa team selected to participate in NASA program

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. —  A team from the University of Virginia has been selected to participate in a NASA program to build and test instruments.

NASA says the team from UVa is participating in the Undergraduate Student Instrument Program. Ten U.S. college and university teams were selected for the first year of the program.

Officials say the program is an educational flight opportunity to promote science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

The teams will conduct, develop and fly a science payload on NASA suborbital platforms.

The Charlottesville team will build and test a CubeSat cosmic ray dosimeter that will be launched on a scientific balloon.

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