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H.S.CHEMISTRY ON THE ISS



Submitted by Arthur - N1ORC

The following was taken with permission from Bill Pasternak, WA6ITF
Writer - Producer
The Amateur Radio Newsline, Inc.
wa6itf@arnewsline.org
http://www.arnewsline.org
"Since 1976 - Hobby Radio News
for Todays Radio Amateur"

HAM RADIO IN SPACE:  HIGH SCHOOL CHEMISTRY EXPERIMENT TO THE ISS
 
A small science experiment at two Bloomington, Indiana High Schools is
now
headed for the International Space Station.  A ham radio operator is
helping to make it happen.  Amateur News Weekly’s Jack Parker, W8ISH, has
the details from the home of Indiana University.
 
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Eleven honors chemistry students from Bloomington North and Bloomington
South High Schools have collaborated with NASA to prepare a protein
crystal
growth experiment.  The protein, frozen since November, is now ready to
be
transported to the International Space Station.  
 
Bloomington North advanced chemistry teacher Neil Rapp, WB9VPG  will join
the students as they travel to the Kennedy Space Center for the April 4th
launch of the Atlantis space shuttle.  Once the experiment is aboard the
International Space Station, it will thaw and allow the crystals to grow.
After the crystals are formed, they will be transported back to earth and
studied by NASA, and eventually returned to the Bloomington High schools.

 
According to Neil Rapp, the formation of protein crystals is an important
step in the development of drugs designed to cure various diseases. 
 
Reporting for Amateur News Weekly, this is Jack Parker W8ISH.
 
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All eleven chemistry students will be on hand for the launch of Atlantis.
Each will receive a plaque and shirts designed to commemorate the launch
of
their experiment into space.  (WB9VPG)
 

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