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Siouxland school experiment launches aboard SpaceX rocket

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A commercial supply ship is on its way to the International Space Station today and on board is an experiment from some Siouxland school students. California-based SpaceX launched its unmanned Falcon rocket from Cape Canaveral Sunday night. It's the first of twelve private re-supply missions that NASA has contracted with SpaceX.

The rocket is carrying one-thousand pounds of supplies for the astronauts on the ISS. It's also carrying many experiments, including one from students at Odebolt-Arthur, Battle Creek-Ida Grove schools. Their experiment deals with decalcification of the bones of fish in weightlessness. We'll hear from some of the students involved in the experiment tonight on News Four.

The capsule, named Dragon, will reach the orbiting lab Wednesday. It will remain docked for nearly three weeks before returning to Earth with an even bigger load.

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