Space X Rocket Crash Destroyed Minnehaha Academy Experiment

WCCO | CBS Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Among the experiments lost when an unmanned Space X rocket exploded after launch Sunday in Florida was the latest project by the Minnehaha Academy International Space Station team.

Hazen Mayo is one of the students who put together an experiment on bacteria growth prevention.

“I was in a complete state of disbelief,” said Mayo, who just graduated from Minnehaha and is getting ready for her freshman year at Yale. “I really wasn’t expecting that.”

The team of students that worked together for nearly a year were set to go over results of the experiment after it reached the space station.

That’s all over now.

“My year’s worth of research and collaboration with my teammates has indeed come to a premature and untimely end,” she said. “I choose to take the positive spin. I’d rather see it as a lesson that’s imperative toward our next great leap forward. A lesson we can all…

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