Traverse City Sends Experiment to Space With Student-Made ‘Mission Patches’

Months ago we told you how four freshmen at Traverse City West High School have an opportunity that’s out of this world.

They were chosen to send an experiment into space.

To help send it off, the school now has two mission patch designs to go with it.

Each design features something that has to do with Traverse City.

One is a small bunch of cherries, and the other a smoke trail leading to the Grand Traverse Bay Region.

The mission patches are going with an experiment that’s designed to test how bacteria grows in micro gravity.

It is headed to the International Space Station with about 30 other student-led experiments from around the world.

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