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City Recognizes Students Whose Project Was Destroyed In NASA Rocket Explosion

Gregory School students Zachary FitzGerald, Ronnie Gibson, Jonathan Rocha and Michael Zapcic were chosen from among 1,487 other groups to have their science project travel aboard the NASA rocket to the International Space Station.

Unfortunately, their project, which would have tested how microgravity affects hydroponically-grown plants, was blow up along with the rocket on Oct. 28.

The Long Branch Council, after a suggestion by Councilman John Pallone, decided to honor the students during the Nov. 25 meeting for their achievement despite it not ending in the way the students had hoped.

"We're so excited that you were able to bring great notoriety to our school district," Councilman Michael Sirianni said.

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