NASA Executes OCHS Students’ Idea, Sends Brine Shrimp Into Space
OCEAN CITY, NJ — Move over Astronaut Ice Cream and Tang. Brine shrimp might become a sustainable food source in space, thanks to three Ocean City High School students.
Their experiment — part of Mission 13 — launches at 6:24 p.m. Wednesday evening at The Kennedy Space Center. Click here to watch the launch.
Juniors Abigail Craige and Alexia Schmidt and sophomore Madison Morgan found out earlier this year that their experiment would go to space. The test involves the microgravity on the gender and hatch rate of brine shrimp, which can potentially be a sustainable food source in space.
Craige and Morgan presented their experiment Monday beneath the space shuttle Atlantis at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida.
NASA’s Student Spaceflight Experiments Program selected students from a handful of schools nationwide to have their experiments travel aboard a SpaceX craft. The SSEP chooses experiments from middle and high school students for astronauts to test in space.
Pictured below: Craige and Morgan presented their experiment on Monday beneath the space shuttle Atlantis.