LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles announced today that work from five local girls will launch into space.
The science and art projects will fly aboard SpaceXDCR23, launching from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida to the International Space Station on Saturday.
The featured pieces were chosen from among 680 entries for the Girl Scouts of Citrus and nonprofit SpaceKids Global's inaugural “Making Space for Girls'' 2020 challenge.
“Participating in MS4G has inspired our girls to pursue passions in STEM, which is foundational to the Girl Scout leadership experience,'' said Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles CEO Edy Kiene.
Girls from 95 of the scouts' 111 councils registered for the program and competed to create a design for the “Making Space for Girls'' mission patch, wrote essays on their space dreams and the future of space travel, and proposed ideas for an experiment, which will be sent up to the ISS in a Faraday box. Twenty-one winning entries were selected by the MS4G project team and space industry professionals from SpaceKids Global, ProxOps and the ISS National Lab.
The Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles winners are Daisies: Indiana D. and Golda E.; Juniors: Kayla N. and Milan T.; and Cadette: Jordan D.
Jordan and Milan participated with the development of one of the experiments that will be launched to the ISS in a Faraday box. The art and essays of Kayla, Golda and Indiana will be included in a media package. The items will be returned to the girls with a NASA-certified flown-in-space recognition.
Scouts and families, including Jordan and Milan, will attend a pajama launch party on Cocoa Beach, Florida at 3:37 a.m. local time.
In addition, Jordan will visit the ISS National Lab to finalize her experiment.
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