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Students from Jackson Hole High School are on their ways to Florida to participate in the High school students United with NASA to Create Hardware Extreme Science Micro-gravity Experiments there as part of an engineering capstone project. These experiments are to be conducted on the micro-gravity plane at the Johnson Space Monday. The team is using ferro fluids made with a paraffin wax carrier so that the substance is solid at room temperature, but can be shaped into a part when melted. The three-dimensional part they planning to create is to be done within a microgravity environment.  The objective of the project is to design an experiment that could help astronauts mold replacement parts in zero gravity.  The engineering campstone project is part of a Project Lead the Way program designed to get students interested in science and engineering.

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