Their initial experiment blew up during a rocket launch, but now success has launched four high school students’ science project in space, aboard the International Space Station.

Students' Science Project in SpaceAs a result, they were able to show off their experiment “Crystal Tetris” at the White House Science Fair.

The four Alamo City students from Hobby Middle School designed an experiment which compared how crystals grow in space to how they grow on earth.  A rocket carried the experiment to the space station last January. The experiment returned successfully to earth last month.

“We could not be more proud of these students and their teachers,” Northside Independent School District Superintendent Brian Woods said in a press release. “They have shown such persistence and determination as they first created this science experiment last spring and then finally saw it head to space in January. To now be invited to show off what they have learned at the White House Science Fair is an incredible achievement and a first for Northside ISD.”

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