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USM Project Headed To Space Station

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NASA has chosen a research project by a team at USM-Gulf Park to be tested by scientists aboard the International Space Station.
    
The survival of some tiny blue-green algae is the key to an experiment being conducted by USM Associate Professor Dr. Scott Milroy.
    
Milroy's project is one of two projects nationwide that NASA picked.
    
Milroy says students from four high schools in Hancock County and Mobile, Ala., helped design the salty solution for the algae to live and grow.
    
Milroy says the project could help discover whether living organisms could survive on the planet.
    
Milroy received a $278,000 grant from NASA to fund the project. The next step is to develop the equipment to get the materials ready for transport to the Space Station late next year.

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