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Hartford students getting project on space shuttle

May 3, 2011

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HARTFORD, Conn.—Students at a Hartford magnet school have won a spot for their science experiment on the final flight of the shuttle Atlantis.

District officials say the Annie Fisher STEM Magnet School is among 12 schools nationwide chosen by NASA to have experiments on the shuttle when it launches June 28.

Students in kindergarten through fourth grade will design fabric patches for the mission to represent their studies in science, technology, engineering and math.

Older students will compete in teams to design the experiment. The winner will be picked by Hamilton Sundstrand, which sponsored Annie Fisher's entry in the NASA competition.

Another experiment by Connecticut students also awaits its liftoff. A project by five Shelton High students is on shuttle Endeavour for its anticipated launch later this month.