Cubes in Space Update from 2016 Project
Students in the spring of 2017 submitted a project to idoodledu that was to be flown on a NASA based scientific balloon experiment into space. The experiment was due to fly in Fall of 2017 but was postponed. The newest update is that it will attempt to take off this August 2018.
The student's hypothesized tht the volcanic soil common in Idaho might be similar to the volcanic soil on Mars and might insulate a seed from the extreme temperatures of space and still allow for germination. They felt if it worked for a seed in our volcanic soil and exposed to extreme temperature changes on Earth the results might be the same on Martian soil.