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Urschel Employees Travel to the International Space Station (ISS) Thanks to Calumet College of St. Joseph

February 16th, 2017



In October of 2016, a team from Calumet College of St. Joseph turned to Urschel to assist in overcoming some design hurdles pertinent to an Alzheimer’s experiment.  It centers around how the peptide associated with Alzheimer’s behaves in the absence of gravity. The experiment is scheduled to launch on a SpaceX rocket 9:01 am CST Saturday, February 18. The date and time for the launch are weather dependent. Click here for time/date updates.
As a thank-you to the company, Dr. Sandra Chimon-Peszek Rogers, Department Head of Biophysical Chemistry and Mathematics, Director of the Biophysical Chemistry Program and Professor of Bioanalytical Nuclear Neurochemistry, allowed Urschel to submit photos to be sent into space that would return NASA ISS certified. To commemorate this great honor, Urschel arranged an all-employee photo, so all of the employees could take part in this achievement.
Urschel would like to thank Dr. Chimon-Rogers for allowing us to be a part of such a wonderful project, and we look forward to seeing all of the smiling faces of Urschel employees when the photo returns.
Click here to see the live webcast. If you are interested in learning more about SpaceX and the resupply mission, tune in approximately 20 minutes before the launch. SpaceX will also be attempting to recover the first stage rocket, which means after the payload makes it to space, the bottom portion will flip over, return to Earth, and land to be reused for another launch.
Click here to learn more about this Calumet College of St. Joseph experiment.