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: 'It Broke The Law': Colorado Settles Lawsuit With Federal Government
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: I-70 Reopened At Eisenhower Tunnels After Hours-Long 'Police Activity'
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/ExploreSpaceKSCDozens Of Volunteers Fan Out To Clear Debris From East Troublesome Fire In Grand Lake