Today is one of the most important days for our project, because today our concept and our performance will decide, if we can send our experiment to the ISS or not. Out of 11 only three teams from Germany and one from Luxembourg will be selected! So we really have to convince the jury of our project.
The jury of the selection workshop consists of representatives from DPG/ZARM, LSA, DLR and yuri. The presentations of the other groups are really interesting, which shows how strong the competition is. LIFES for example, a group from Oldenburg, wants to store enegy in space or WOBLE, a group from TU Berlin, wants to make a weightless observation of fluid behaviour with a liquid guidance experiment.
For our presentation we worked the whole weekend, working on every little detail for todays workshop. At 16.15 p.m. was the time to present our project "Glücksklee". After 30 minutes of presentation and 40 minutes of answering questions, with a brilliant performance by our teamleader Pia Bensch, it was done! We were amazed how interested the experts were about the project, even giving some very insightful tipps on how we can improve upon our concept. All in all we feel very happy about the presentation and are excited to see who will come out as the winners. It is up to the jury now.
Keep your fingers crossed, and we will keep you up to date!
Today is the date about the foundation of our group with the first group members. Pia Bench our groupleader and former had the idea of taking part in the Überflieger 2 competition.
A professor of the Leibniz University Hannover played a role model in having the motivation to send an experiment to the ISS. Emeritus Prof. Günther Scherer worked on the effect of gravity on the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana and their root formations and as well on the phytohormone auxin in connection with low gravity. His scientific posters are still shown on the floors of our campus. His workRead further...