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Mission 6 launch goes up in flames: students get interviewed by the New York Post

WJPS students were experimenting with Chia seeds and entered a contest with it, which was chosen to go up into the space station. Sadly It never made it into space, because it exploded just after a few seconds from take off. Thankfully no one was hurt or injured, but its crumby for all those kids projects who were inside that rocket. Picture by public domain.
WJPS students were experimenting with Chia seeds and entered a contest with it, which was chosen to go up into the space station. Sadly It never made it into space, because it exploded just after a few seconds from take off. Thankfully no one was hurt or injured, but its crumby for all those kids’ projects who were inside that rocket. Picture by public domain.

by Da Hae Jung, news editor

WJPS students were experimenting with Chia seeds and entered a contest with it, which was chosen to go up into the space station. Sadly It never made it into space, because it exploded just after a few seconds from take off. Thankfully no one was hurt or injured, but its crumby for all those kids' projects who were inside that rocket. Picture by public domain.
WJPS students were experimenting with Chia seeds and entered a contest with it, which was chosen to go up into the space station. Sadly it never made it into space, because it exploded just after a few seconds from take off. Thankfully no one was hurt or injured, but its crumby for all those kids’ projects who were inside that rocket. Picture by public domain.

Dreams exploded along with the rocket.

NASA contracted a rocket, carrying many student experiments and food supplies, that exploded six seconds after it launched.

“It’s a shame because not only our projects were there but there were supplies that astronomers needed. Also they spent 1.5 million dollars; lot of time and effort was put in to it but it’s all gone now,” physics teacher Ms. Katz said.

Hearing the news, the middle school students, who participated in SSEP (Students Spaceflight Experiment Program) by creating the Chia seed experiment, were interviewed by the New York Post.

“I was really disappointed…it just randomly blew up in mid-air,” middle schooler Raul Castrejon said during the interview.
Although the project was not able to reach the astronomers, another launch is scheduled for March. The students who won the opportunity for their trial experiments to be sent up to the ISS for research will be redoing their experiment again.

 

 

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