NASA sends Durham students' experiment into space

DURHAM, N.C. (WTVD) -- A group of local students are working to change the future of space travel.

Durham County Commissioners recognized Team Orion at a meeting this week. Team Orion won a contest organized by the Durham Library.

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The contest resulted in NASA getting interested in the team's design.

So NASA launched the experiment to the International Space Station. Astronauts on board will study a fungus that can absorb radiation and decrease the exposure for astronauts.
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