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Well, it is rocket science actually

600,000 school children, including students from Norton College, recently took part in a space biology experiment led by the astronaut, Tim Peake. And the face of one Norton College student, Destiny Holden in year 8 - has been used to promote and publicise this pioneering experiment and its findings.

Children from over 8,000 schools and organisations across the UK were sent batches of seeds by the RHS (Royal Horticultural Society), rather appropriately of the salad plant, rocket, some of which had been into space on the International Space Station for six months. They then grew these seeds alongside rocket seeds which had remained on Earth.