Three Colorado Students Selected for International Space Station Research: Pioneers in Space Science and Inspiration for Future Generations

Three Colorado students will send their science experiment to space aboard the ISS.

Three Colorado students, Blake MacDonald, Noah Grebe and Luke Davis, have been chosen to have their research project flown to the International Space Station (ISS) in September. The trio has spent the past year preparing for this experiment which focuses on studying how Calcium sulfate crystals grow on Earth compared to in space.

Dr. Lynanne George, one of their professors, highlighted the potential uses of these crystals in food and soil, suggesting they could lead to better technologies and even benefit space exploration to other planets. The students were selected for this opportunity by the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program (SSEP), a decision that the Space Foundation is excited about.

Director of education Bobby Gagnon emphasized the power of students’ work contributing to the greater good. He encouraged other students to see themselves in the shoes of MacDonald, Grebe, and Davis, realizing that they too have the potential to make significant contributions. Following their experiment on the ISS, the students will head to Washington D.C. to present their findings at The Smithsonian.

MacDonald expressed his belief in opening up access to space for more students and people rather than limiting it to a select few. He stressed the importance of space exploration and its possible resources it can bring, envisioning a future where space is open for all to explore and benefit from.

The trio’s research has already made waves as it has been selected by SSEP for this prestigious opportunity. This accomplishment is not only an achievement but also serves as an inspiration for other students across Colorado who aspire

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