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Student Artwork Returns

from Space

As part of the Student Spaceflight Experiment Program, students Gianni Balanos, Jacianna Chiechi, and Brihanna Floyd were among the team who sent an experiment and mission patch to the International Space Station.

Two years ago, a team of South Huntington 5th graders, now in 7th grade, designed an experiment which flew to the International Space Station. Their experiment, which examined the impact of microgravity on the growth of probiotic bacteria, was intended to fly together with a special mission patch, designed by Brihanna Floyd.  While the experiment flew two summers ago, COVID and other issues caused the flight of the mission patch to be delayed.  Now,  Brihanna's artwork has been returned from space, embossed to show that it flew on the ISS!

Supervisor of Data and STEAM Initiatives, Mary Scardepane (left), and Stimson Principal, Ed Smith (right), proudly acknowledge Gianni Balanos, Jacianna Chiechi, and artist Brihanna Floyd for being part of the team whose science experiment and artwork flew to the International Space Station. Experiment team students not pictured: Jancarlos Silva and Christina Rosploch.

Above includes an image of Brihanna’s artwork, embossed to show that it flew to space, along with the mission patch certificate of flight.

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