MPAC Group Sponsored Research Balloon for 2016 Cubes in Space Global Design Competition Launches
Company Continues Sponsorship of STEM Education Contest for 2017
Oct. 3rd, 2016, London, UK
The MPAC Group, the UK's leading corporate compliance and regulatory advisory firm, announced the successful launch of the 2016 Cubes in SpaceTM research balloon (RB-2) launched from the NASA Columbia Scientific Balloon Facility at Fort Sumner, New Mexico.
The MPAC Group is a proud global sponsor of the Cubes in Space, a program series from idoodlelearning inc., which offers global design competitions at no cost for students 11-18 years of age to develop STEM-based experiments for launch into space. 2016 marked the third year for the program, which has included hundreds of teachers and thousands of students from 37 countries around the world. The program is in cooperation with NASA and had two flights that flew in 2016. In addition to the high altitude balloon there was also was a sounding rocket launched from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Wallops Island, Virginia in June.
If you click on the image below you will see a larger version which shows the students experiments mounted in the special case, which has the MPAC Group logo engraved in it, on the outside of the balloon gondola.