“CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida – June 3, 2021 – At 1:29 PM ET today, Thursday, June 3rd, the 22nd cargo resupply mission from SpaceX Falcon lifted off carrying three student experiments from DreamUp in its Dragon capsule, alongside 7,300 pounds of cargo, equipment, experiments, and supplies for the crew aboard the International Space Station. DreamUp, the leader in space-based educational offerings, is proud to support these educational payloads, built by K12 students from iLEAD Schools, a charter school network based in California, as well as university students at the United Arab Emirates University in Al Ain, UAE. The Cargo Dragon is scheduled to berth to the Space Station on Saturday, June 5, 2021. The three student experiments are planned to remain on board for approximately 30 days before they are returned to Earth.
“Students from iLEAD Student Aerospace Projects are sending two Mixstix experiments to the Space Station that will examine the effects of microgravity on seed growth. The first, “What is the effect of microgravity on Dracus carota (carrot seeds),” designed by a team of 5th through 9th graders, will study the possibilities of carrots as “an efficient, nutritional, and appetizing bioregenerative food system for long-duration missions to the moon and beyond.” The second experiment, “What is the effect of microgravity on Vigna radiata (Mung Beans),” developed by a team of 5th to 7th graders, will investigate the impacts of microgravity on mung beans, another possible source of nutrition for astronauts….”
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