Students from three California schools have lost their science experiments after a SpaceX rocket carrying supplies to the International Space Station disintegrated.
The unmanned rocket broke apart shortly after liftoff Sunday from Cape Canaveral, Florida.
Two dozen student experiments, including three from California schools, were lost. The projects were from eighth-graders at Lincoln Middle School in Santa Monica, and seniors at Petaluma High School and Damien High School in La Verne.
The experiments were part of the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program.
Program director Jeff Goldstein says another round of experiments won't be launched until 2016.
The cause of the rocket failure is under investigation.