Stockton Students' Fungus Experiment Comes Back Down to Earth

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After spending nearly a month in space, a student-designed project has finally made its way back down to earth.

Back in August, Stockton University students Danielle Ertz and Valkyrie Falciani, and their mentor professor Tara Luke, watched their experiment launch into space on board the Falcon 9 rocket to the International Space Station.

While in space the experiment collected data to determine if fungus could be used to improve agriculture in space and better assist astronauts to sustain their food supply.

With the project back on earth, the team will now begin the next phase of the experiment: studying the data they say is revealing an important story about agriculture in space.

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