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A volunteer space program is making it possible for kids around the world to send their own science projects to the edge of space, sparking a new passion for outer space. NBC's Diana Alvear reports.

Tonight "NBC Nightly News" profiled a volunteer space program in California that is helping kids from around the world send science projects to the edge of space. If you would like to learn more about JP Aerospace please visit their website

The fifth grade class of Mather Heights Elementary School is on a mission. They're putting the finishing touches on their homemade science projects - housed in - before launching them to the edge of outer space. The class described their big ideas - in their own words - to NBC's Diana Alvear.