LAKEWOOD, Colo. (CBS4)– Disappointment among some high school students in Lakewood after a setback on their experiment aboard the International Space Station.

In April, students at Warren Tech at Lakewood High School watched their experiment blast off into space.

They designed a hydrofuge to help plants grow in the zero gravity of space.

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All was going well and the plants were flourishing until a bearing on the device failed. The plants died.

Despite the mechanical failure, the students believe the concept they created will work.