HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — An experiment being conducted by students from two Hartford schools is part of the cargo bound for the International Space Station aboard the SpaceX Falcon 9 commercial rocket.
The students from the Annie Fisher STEM Magnet School and the University High School of Science and Engineering won a competition to have their project sent to the space station.
School officials tell the Hartford Courant ( ) the experiment deals with the bone loss that astronauts can experience, and the possibility of growing some bone-building cells in space.
The H.A. Vance Foundation in Hartford donated the $20,000 to put the experiment into space.
It was originally scheduled to fly on a Russian spacecraft, but that vehicle failed a pressurization test in January.
Information from: The Hartford Courant, http://www.courant.comTags: