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We're sending our Experiment to Space!

$10,878 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 61 people in 7 months
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Created December 2, 2018
Marfa Martians
on behalf of Marfa Shorthorns
Thank you to all of our donors who helped us reach our $10,000 goal to help cover the cost of travel and fees for the Marfa Martians to attend the 2019 Student Spaceflight Experiment Project  Annual National Conference in Washington D.C. in July!

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A proposal by the all-girl team of fourth, fifth, and six graders (who call themselves the Marfa Martians) was accepted for a mission aboard the International Space Station (ISS) in 2019. The girls are working to further refine and test their project, The Eradication of Growth and Bacteria in Microgravity, and will submit the final experiment for a June launch date.

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This fall, Marfa students in grades 4 - 12 competed in a school-wide project hosted by the Student Spaceflights Experiment Program (SSEP) where students design real microgravity experiments intended to fly in low Earth orbit aboard  the International Space Station. The goal of SSEP is to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers by giving students access to space. 

The school-wide project was made possible with financial support from Apache, Subaru, Texas Space Grant at UT Austin, and Workforce Solutions Borderplex.

Marfa's top three projects were sent to the Air and Space Museum in D.C.  There, a panel of scientists chose the winning experiment by the Marfa Martians for launch into space next year. An astronaut will conduct the experiment in microgravity aboard the ISS while the Marfa team of girls performs a control experiment here on earth. Students will share the results of their experiment with fellow students and the community, and present their research at a conference in Washington, D.C. later this summer.
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Two recent fundraisers have brought us within $1,431 of our goal! Thank you to KRTS Marfa Public Radio and El Cosmico / Yeah Field Trip for raising money for the Marfa Martians and STEM education at Marfa ISD.
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After last week's fundraiser by local Marfa musicians and a few more individual on-line donations, we've reached 60% of our goal to send the Marfa Martians to Washington, D.C. this summer for the SSEP Conference!

We have more fundraising events coming up over the next few weeks and $3840 to raise toward our $10,000 goal. Please help us spread the word; donations are tax-deductible and any amount helps these young scientists.
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A group of local musicians known as The Marfa Municipal Alliance for Dead Country and Folk singers will offer a Waylon Jennings tribute night this Wednesday to raise money for the Marfa Martians and their trip to Washington, D.C.

The show starts at 8:00 pm, Wednesday February 13 at the House Bar at Food Shark, located at the corner of Hwy 90 South and Pinto Canyon Road in Marfa.

Come out and support the Martians!
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