Student Experiments Lost in Antares Rocket Explosion, Even Mosquito Eggs Dead

October 30, 2014 3:35 PM

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MOSCOW, October 30 (RIA Novosti) – Tuesday’s Antares explosion destroyed 5,000lb (2,200kg) of equipment worth hundreds of millions of dollars, among which was 1600 pounds (730kg) of scientific investigations including student projects from across the country.

The project was one of 18 chosen by the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program, which offers students in the US and Canada the chance to design an experiment and send it to the International Space Station. 1,487 proposals in the area of microgravity were submitted to the program, and other successf...

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