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The Space X Dragon 9 Falcon 14 rocket, which carried the fluorescence spectrometer created by Homer 33C students and Homer resident Dr. Sandra Rogers, launches into space April 2 at the Kennedy Space Center. Photos submitted
Valparaiso High School student Connor Gregg (front) and classmate Merrick Jakelski (right) prepare the Alzheimer’s peptide and place it into the fluorescence spectrometer instrument before giving it to Kevin Tyre, who works for The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space to hand over to NASA to be placed inside the rocket.
Jacquelyn Schlabach, Assistant Editor
10:28 am CDT April 24, 2018

After three years of preparation, Dr. Sandra Rogers and four Homer 33C students got to see all of their hard work pay off April 2 when their project was launched into space and headed for the International Space Station.