A team of young Rocky Mountain College scientists worked on a project that may convert carbon dioxide into oxygen.  It doesn't work well in space. 

The students' and their two professors' experiment was to grow algae, not with water but with the formula that is used in the bottom of a Petri dish.  It is a lot like Jello.

The students were set to try an experiment in space aboard the unmanned Space X on June 28. The Space X was on its way to the International Space Station when it blew up about two minutes after take off and so did Rocky Mountain's experiment which cost about $31,000 which was mostly secured in grants.

The Rocky Mountain College team is awaiting word on when the next attempt of Space X will be and are willing to try again.