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Craft experiments launched to ISS

Stone-grooms-and-kool.jpgExperiments developed by students from the Blast Off! Summer STEM Camp and the Craft Academy for Excellence in Science and Mathematics were launched to the International Space Station on Wednesday, Dec. 5, from Cape Canaveral, Florida.  

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. Craft Academy seniors Kaitlyn Palumbo of Nicholasville and Kimberly Bosh from Paducah are currently working on an exomedicine experiment KAITLYNANDKIMBERLYEXOLABPOSTER-400.jpgwith that was also sent to the ISS.    

The experiments were launched aboard the SpaceX Falcon-9 spacecraft, which is expected to reach the ISS on Saturday, Dec. 8, at approximately 12 a.m. SpaceX will live stream the spacecraft’s arrival and the ISS’ capture of it at  

For more information about the Craft Academy at Morehead State, visit or call 606-783-2093.
Top photo: pictured from left to right are Blast Off! camp participants Emma Stone, Emma Grooms and Raychel Kool.
Bottom Photo: Craft Academy Seniors Kaitlyn Palumbo and Kimberly Bosh.