NASA Launches Bronx High School Project Into Space

Published on January 10, 2014, 7:22 pm
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All their hard work definitely paid off — three lucky students from the Bronx High School of Science won NASA’s competition to send their experiment into outer space.

On Thursday, the team sent their project on a NASA shuttle to the International Space Station, in orbit around Earth.

“I feel like I’m a parent and my child is going to college,” one of the boys commented.

Wei Li, Alvin Wong and Patrick Yang have worked on their project for over a year, and have competed with over 700 other applicants.

The competition asked for students to fill a small plastic tube with anything except batteries, and see its effect in space.

The boys chose to send baby mushrooms and study their growth without gravity on the ISS.


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