On July 2nd, 2014, we presented our experiment at the 2014 Student Spaceflight Experiments Program (SSEP) at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. Not only were we able to share our experiment with others, but we were also able to listen to presentations by fellow student scientists from all over the country.
I don’t think I have ever been more excited in my life. The whole conference was, for lack of a better word, a magical experience. As mere high schoolers, we were able to present at a Smithsonian Institution.The conference began with time to roam the bottom floor of the Air and Space Museum before it opened. The Air and Space Museum is one of the most visited museums in the world, so having time to roam without the raucous crowds was special in itself. The Museum is so beautiful when it’s empty.