Crossroads Academy students lose experiment in Space X rocket explosion

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Students at Crossroads Academy lost their experiment, “Can sunflower seeds germinate in space,” when the SpaceX rocket broke apart over the Atlantic Sunday.

“I was mad because we did all of this hard work, and we were super excited for it to go,” one student said.

The group of 6th and 7th graders wanted to see if food, without the help of gravity, could grow in outer space.

The explosion destroyed their science project, along with 4,000 pounds of supplies for other experiments. The students said they’ll try again when another launch comes in the fall.

About 30 schools from across the nation had experiments on board SpaceX. 


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