Cambridge University students are hoping to disprove the phrase “in space no-one can hear you scream,” by playing pre-recorded screams in space.
Members of the Spaceflight Society (CUSF) will transmit the screams via a mobile phone on board a satellite, the BBC reported.
A sound file will be sent back to Earth “which may or may not contain the screams in the vacuum of space.”
CUSF is not expecting much but hopes it might interest more people in space science.
The “scream in space” app is one of four that will be on board STRaND-1, a smartphone nanosatellite built by a team from Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd and the University of Surrey Space Centre.