LAKEWOOD, Colo. (CBS4)– After a delay, the 16th SpaceX cargo re-supply mission blasted off Wednesday morning. The spacecraft will connect with the International Space Station.
The mission includes an experiment created by Warren Tech/Lakewood High School students in Colorado to help NASA grow food in space. The experiment was one of two to win a national high school level competition run by the Marvel Corporation to place an experiment on the space station.READ MORE: COVID Restrictions In Colorado: Custer County Commissioners Vote To Drop All Restrictions, Open Up 100%
The launch was delayed earlier this week because of moldy mouse food.
The students are trying to solve a problem of growing plants in micro-gravity that may help extend human space travel. A previous launch in 2015 carried a similar experiment by teacher Matt Brown’s class. That hydrofuge for growing plants got clogged because of a rusty bearing.READ MORE: Berthoud Real Estate Agent Bret Lamperes Charged With Money Laundering
This launch delay has nothing to do with the Warren Tech/Lakewood High experiment. Another experiment heading to the ISS included mice.
Here’s where you check the status of the launch: https://twitter.com/ExploreSpaceKSCColorado Parks And Wildlife Urging Pet Stores To Remove Betta Buddy Marimo Balls Due To Zebra Mussels