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STEM EARLY COLLEGE STUDENTS TO TEST EXPERIMENT IN OUTER SPACE

Congrats to the STEM Early College at N.C. A&T, which will be the third school in the county to test an experiment in outer space.The district announced today that a six-member team of students will test the growth of onion seeds board the International Space Station later this year. They chose this project because students want to know if it’s possible to grow fresh food to feed astronauts or people living on the moon or Mars.The early college is one of 17 teams selected to participate in this year’s Student Spaceflight Experiments Program. The members of the team are ninth-graders Todd Baldwin, Emma Mengistu, Andrew Harvey, Zoe Kelley, Gage Carlisle and Erik Feldmann.A local committee of judges chose this and two other projects from among 74 proposals submitted in the district. A national review board convened by the National Center for Earth and Space Science Education, which administers the program, then selected the early college experiment for spaceflight.