NASA Helps Stockton Students' Experiment Blast Off into Space

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Students from a South Jersey university were given the chance to send their work out of this world today.

Two students from Stockton University — based in Pomona, Galloway Tonwship — watched closely as the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) blasted their experiment into space on Monday, August 14th, on board the Falcon 9 rocket to the International Space Station.

The experiment, created by Danielle Ertz and Valkyrie Falciani, is designed to study fungus as a potential force for improving agriculture in space to better assist the need for astronauts to sustain their food supply.

The project was accepted by the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program and the students and their faculty mentor flew to Florida over the weekend to watch the rocket, and their experiment, launch into space.

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