An experiment created by Palmetto Scholars Academy students will be performed in outer space as part of the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program.

The charter school's students will work in teams to design research proposals for microgravity experiments. A selection team of Charleston education and technology leaders will pick three finalists, and a national team of professional scientists, engineers and educators will choose one proposal that will be performed aboard the International Space Station.

The school's winning research team also will travel to the nation's capital this summer to present their research project at the National Air and Space Museum of the Smithsonian Institute.

This Student Spaceflight Experiments Program is offered through the National Center for Earth and Space Science Education, which is an organization that creates and oversees national initiatives addressing science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education,

Palmetto Scholars Academy will host a Space Science Night on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. to give more information about the program. The school's address is 2415 Avenue F, North Charleston.

The North Charleston school targets gifted and talented students in the sixth through tenth grades. It's open to any student who lives in South Carolina.

For more information, go to: www.palmettoscholarsacademy.org.

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