Morning Edition: A Piece of Hartford in Space

Hartford students send up a science experiment with Atlantis

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Morning Edition: A Piece of Hartford in Space
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Morning Edition: A Piece of Hartford in Space

When the space shuttle Atlantis lifted off on its final mission earlier this month, it brought along a little bit of Hartford with it. A group of eighth graders from the Annie Fisher STEM Magnet School in Hartford's North End wanted to measure the effect of microgravity on Tomato growth, so they wrote a proposal and it was accepted.

We talk to principal Melony Brady about her students' project.