Two Thai students recently travelled to Tsukuba Space Centre in Japan to witness the live broadcast of the experiment performed by Japanese astronauts based on their proposed experiments. Ms. Jinna Waiwattana from Mahidol Wittayanusorn School and Ms. Intirapon Chaodee from Thammasat University were among students from the Asia-Pacific region whose proposals were selected for Asian Try Zero-G 2022.
Asian Try Zero-G is a competition created by Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) that invites youths from the Asia-Pacific region to design and submit an experiment that can be carried out by JAXA astronauts in the Kibo module of the International Space Station (ISS). NSTDA is JAXA’s local partner in administering the project in Thailand.
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Jinna’s experiment was aimed at investigating water sphere disturbance in zero gravity, whereas Intirapon proposed the study of the height of water which is risen up in microgravity. These two experiments are among six proposals chosen for Asian Try Zero-G 2022. The other four proposals represent ideas from Japan, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan.
In addition to watching the live broadcast of the space experiment, the students also had an opportunity to meet with JAXA astronauts and connect with fellow students from other Asian countries.
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