Domino Sugar Heads To Space So Astronauts Can Grow Zero-Gravity Rock Candy

Gabrielle Okun | Reporter

Three pounds of Domino sugar will be launched into outer space from Cape Canaveral, Fla., Tuesday, so astronauts can grow zero-gravity rock candy.

The Baltimore company will launch three pounds of sugar to the International Space Station so astronauts and students can study how rock candy grows, reported the Baltimore Sun. Domino sugar will team up with its sister refinery, C&H Sugar in California, to grow crystallized rock candy in zero-gravity, while students also grow the candy on Earth.

The project, known as The Crystal Growth Experiment, was created by DreamUp, NaoRacks, and Xtronaut. Domino Sugar and C&H each gave $25,00 for this experiment for a total of $50,000, according to the program’s Kickstarter page.

“We support educational STEM programs at schools around the country, so we were thrilled when we were approached with this inventive program that uses our sugar products in a unique way to inspire young students to engage with and learn about science,” said Brian O’Malley, president and CEO of Domino Foods, which owns Domino and C&H, according to The Baltimore Sun.

The sugar will be launched into outer space at 11:46 a.m.

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