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Valley View Eagles are busy working on a microgravity science experiment!

 

We are part of Mission 12 of the Student Spaceflight Experiment Program (SSEP) and scheduled to launch on board

SpaceX CRS-15.  Check out the links to the right for our current status and updates.

 
Valley View Eagle and art student, Jessica Gonzalez won the high school Mission Patch Contest. Her design, above, represents our SSEP Mission 12 team from Valley View High School and her artwork is traveling with our experiment.
 
Our VVHS Eagle team is conducting the experiment, "The Effects of Microgravity on Soybean Germination." They are loading two soybeans into a tube provided by NanoRacks known as the Fluid Mixing Enclosure (FME). Astronauts on-board the ISS will un-clamp the water to start the soybeans germinating. Just before the experiment is sent back to Earth, astronauts will un-clamp the alcohol to stop the soybeans from growing further. When the tube is returned to our lab, the microgravity experiment will be compared to an identical experiment that is conducted here on Earth. 
 
Principal Investigators for this experiment are students Titan Lam, Roman Lara, Semajj Martinez, and DJ McCormack.
Vista Heights  student, Khalilah Harris won the middle school Mission Patch Contest. Her design, above, represents our SSEP Mission 12 team from the Moreno Valley Unified School District community and her artwork is also traveling with our experiment.
 
We are going to the
SSEP National Conference!
June 28 - 29, 2018
at the
Smithsonian Air and Space Museum in Washington D.C.
Read about us in the
Press Enterprise: 
Why Moreno Valley students will send soybeans into space
Mrs. Katzenstein is the teacher adviser for this program. You can get updates by following on Twitter: