European Space Agency astronaut Alexander Gerst recently worked with a NanoRacks module containing a student project examining chrondrule formation onboard the International Space Station (ISS). Chrondrules, a component of many meteorites, are thought to be one of the early building blocks of our solar system, but their origin is not well understood.
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The project, which launched on Northrop Grumman CRS-10, is being done in collaboration with DreamUp, a Space Station Explorers partner program that allows students to design and conduct experiments on the ISS. Learn more about DreamUp in the Upwawrd feature “DreamUp Launches Learning into Orbit.”