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Interview: Univ. of Idaho science experiment is off to International Space Station

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Tuesday morning, a few minutes after 5:00 a.m. Eastern Time, a SpaceX Falcon 9 booster lifted off from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on a supply run to the International Space Station. On board were necessities, a Christmas dinner for the orbiting crew, and an experiment conceived, designed and built by a group of engineering students from the University of Idaho.

After the launch their faculty advisor, Dr. Matt Bernards, spoke with Spokane Public Radio's Brandon Hollingsworth.

Brandon Hollingsworth is your All Things Considered host. He has served public radio audiences for fifteen years, primarily in reporting, hosting and interviewing. His previous ports-of-call were WUOT-FM in Knoxville, Tennessee, and Alabama Public Radio. His work has been heard nationally on Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Here and Now and NPR’s top-of-the-hour newscasts.