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Rocket to launch South Jersey experiments to space station

Stockton University professor Tara Luke (from left) and students Danielle Ertz of Woodlynne and Valkyrie Falciani of Hammonton pack their fungus experiment for its trip to the International Space Station.

A rocket carrying two South Jersey science experiments is set to Launch Monday afternoon at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

Aboard this CRS-Mission 12 and inside the Dragon cargo vehicle will be science experiments from the Waterford Elementary School and Stockton University in Galloway Township.

The purpose is to see how well eggplant seeds will grow in near zero gravity in order to provide high-moisture content food for the astronauts on board the space station.

The two-stage Falcon 9 rocket will be fired from Launch Pad 39A, which Spacex leases from NASA and the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

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