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Big Island boy sees experiment into spaceUPDATED 10:33 PM HST Jan 09, 2014Video Transcript
A Waiakea middle school student saw his science experiment launched into space today. He's one of just a select few who had the chance to be a part of the latest space trip to the international space station. As a sixth grader, Josh Ebesugawa wanted to see how soybeans would grow in space. He won a science competition for his idea and was promised his experiment would be blasted off into space. NATS of ROCKET from CNN When the Orbital Sciences Antares Rocket launched this morning 8:07 a.m. Hawaii time, it was a moment Josh had been waiting for a long time. PHONER- JOSH- 04:15:05 "IT'S RARE AND ALMOST SURREAL WHEN IT HAPPENS," Realizing rising costs and limited space exploration budgets these days, Josh came up with the idea for the experiment and then got help from a UH Hilo science professor for some advice. 04:08:47 impressed me was how he would identify a real world problem and then figure out a way to address with real world implications," 04:13:41 "since they're always sending up food to ISS. Wanted to see how to lessen the costs and not send up as much food up there," Once the spacecraft Cygnus attached to the rocket returns from the International Space Station late next month, Josh will then have a chance to compare the growth of the soybeans inside the little tube to soybeans here on earth. Coming up on KITV4 News Coming up on KITV4 News at Ten...