May 22, 2012, by Lindsay Brooke

Launched – worms experiment on historic space mission.

Nottingham space flight veterans watched the launch of the world’s first commercial flight to the International Space Station today. The SpaceX rocket was fired into space at 3.44am EDT. Onboard is an experiment designed by American high school student Paul Warren.

When he needed help putting the experiment together he knew where to go. He approached Dr Nate Szewczyk’s team in the School of Graduate Medicine. Nate’s team now have five space flights under their belt. The Dragon cargo capsule is expected to dock with the International Space Station on Friday morning.

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