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Odessa students' experiment launched to International Space Station

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Published: Jun. 29, 2018 at 12:18 PM CDT
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Part of West Texas is heading to space.

Falcon Early College High School students have been working on a science experiment that involves plastic-eating microbes and how they could work to reduce plastic waste in microgravity like they do on Earth.

As part of the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program (SSEP) their experiment was included in SpaceX's Dragon Resupply Mission (CRS-15) heading to the International Space Station.

The mission successfully launched from Cape Canaveral early Friday morning.

According to Ector County ISD, the students will be giving a presentation on their experiment at the SSEP National Conference in Washington D.C. on Friday.

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