Kentucky student projects headed to International Space Station

MOREHEAD, Ky. (WTVQ) – Several regional students will have exomedicine experiments launched to the International Space Station (ISS) next week.

Emma Grooms from Manchester, Ohio; Raychel Kool, from California, Kentucky; and Emma Stone from Maysville, Kentucky developed an experiment to determine the effects of microgravity on bacterial production of recombinant proteins. This experiment was developed during Blast Off summer camp which was sponsored by Morehead State’s Craft Academy for Excellence in Science and Mathematics.

Additionally, Craft Academy senior Kaitlyn Palumbo of Nicholasville is currently working on an exomedicine experiment with that will also be launched to the ISS.

The experiments will be launched to the ISS aboard the SpaceX CRS 16 Rocket on Tuesday, December 4th, at approximately 1:30 p.m. from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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