Some high school students developed a space experiment which helped them experience a unique adventure. Danielle Gibson and Will Casto, students at Craft Academy for Excellence in Science and Mathematics have launched a biology experiment into cosmos. This might help the development of new studies. On February 19, SpaceX has launched a craft loaded with supplies to the International Space Station.
- SpaceX has launched its cargo ship to the International Space Station.
- The cargo contained the biology experiment of two high-school students.
- They are trying to reveal the effects of microgravity on cardiac muscles in mice.
Based on the data provided by Lexington Herald-Leader, the project developed by the high school students was aboard that flight. Their biology experiment was established to focus on the topic of microgravity and how it affects the cardiac muscles of rats. Gibson stated that they intended to help their community when obtaining their experiment’s results.
Casto and Gibson’s community in Appalachian Kentucky registered a high number of locals who have experienced heart problems. The two students wanted to test whether microgravity can reveal more about how to create a cure for cardiac diseases. Both Gibson and Casto were thrilled to find out that they will be part of the SpaceX expedition’s history.
SpaceX has launched its cargo ship on February 19. That was SpaceX’s first flight from Florida after the incident which occurred last year. Casto also stated that he and his colleague want to remain in the history of their high school even if they are at a very young age. Dr. Carol Christian, the director of the Craft Academy for Excellence in Science and Mathematics, claimed that she praises these young students, expressing how proud she is of Gibson and Casto.
Christian also claimed that this space experiment developed by her students has already surpassed the expectations of their institution. Dr. Michael Fultz, the mentor of Gibson and Casto and also a professor at Morehead State University, argued that he is proud of these two students who were curious research buddies.
Currently, the two high school students are tracking their outcomes of the experiment newly developed and launched into space. They are using a live video feed which helps them monitor their space experiment. What is more, Gibson and Casto pointed out that their plan regarding the future is to get into a medical school to carry on with their thorough research on the effects of microgravity on people’s hearts.
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