Eighteen groups of students of Oakland schools lost their precious projects in the explosion of Antares Rocket.
Students specially designed some science projects in order to test the power of red worms.
18 schools from the entire country created special scientific experiments for the payload of Antares Rocket.
Later on, National center for Earth and Space Science Education examined and approved them. Around 1,500 experiments were submitted to National Center for Earth for this specific purpose.
The Oakland school experiment was planned to judge the transformation capability of red worms. These red worms were supposed to turn compost food waste into soil without gravity. It would have shown whether scientist can grow plant and food for astronauts in International Space Station or not.
Claire Fisher, the principal of Oakland school informed that they collected nearly $20,000 from fund to create this scientific experiment. The teachers of Oakland divided all 324 students into group of three and four for this experiment
The Urban Promise students watched the entire launch event at school. They saw all their efforts blown up within a short time period of six seconds.
However, NASA promised to give another chance to these students for their red worm experiment.