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Nov272018

1st place for the ACS team in the aerospace contest of the Greek Physicists Association

1st place for the ACS team in the aerospace contest

A team of ACS Academy students came first in the 1st aerospace competition of the Greek Physicists Association. They are going to design, build, and test a scientific apparatus to study the behavior of foams and emulsions under microgravity conditions at 100 km altitude inside a Blue Origin's capsule, a true STEAM investigation. Upon the flight's completion, the apparatus will be returned to the team for the subsequent data analysis.

More precisely, they are going to study 3 different mixtures (traditional Greek products) in parallel, a) extra virgin olive oil with water, b) petimezi, and c) ouzo with water and soap.

The students conducted research on the topic, built prototypes, and presented their proposal in a professional way in front of a committee and the other participating Schools at Stanley Hotel, Athens, November 11th.

The team consists of the following:
Sofia Sofocleous, Barbara Simonetou (leaders/managers), Dimitris Athanasopoulos, Xufeng Bai, Ming Guo, Alexandros Dragovic (research), Jason Somoglou, Alex Vlantis (development), Dr. Karampelas, Dr. Kerkines, Dr. Prodromidi, Ms. Poulou, Mr. Arsenikos, Dr. Tsigaridi (faculty).

1st place for the ACS team in the aerospace contest

Jason Katsaros created the necessary 3D designs. Nefeli Naoum, Sabrina Saboya, and Vasilis Tsourekas created the required artworks for the finals (of very high quality). Pantelis Sfinias has been part of the team for a while.

This is going to be the second ACS space mission with Blue Origin: Another team of Academy students are already working since many months to build an experiment for the study of the viscosity of honey under microgravity conditions, with the launch to be scheduled between late February and late April.

Both programs take place in the Incubator of Students' Creative Ideas.

Blue Origin, founded by Jeff Bezos (Amazon), is an aerospace company pioneering rocket reusability, reducing the costs of space travels and paving the way for space colonization. Blue Origin aims in colonizing the Moon.

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