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Kansas students’ experiment launched into space

Associated Press - January 11, 2014 9:24 pm

An experiment devised by Valley Center high school students has been launched into space.

The Wichita Eagle reports the space flight launched Thursday included an experiment that five Valley Center high school students submitted to the Student Spaceflights Experiments Program. The experiment looks at the effect of microgravity on bacterial growth and its resistance to antibiotics.

For the experiment, the students chose a common bacteria responsible for different harmful infections and an antibiotic commonly used to kill those specific bacteria.

The project was on the cargo spacecraft due to land at the International Space Station on Sunday and stay there for six weeks.

Information from: The Wichita (Kan.) Eagle