Marfa ISD students are hoping to send their science experiment into space come 2019. 

The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum announced, early in December, that the experiment would be able to aboard the International Space Station. 

Marfa students between between fourth and 12th grade competed in a school-wide project hosted by the Student Spaceflights Experiment Program

A proposal by the all-girl team, the Marfa Martians, was accepted for a mission aboard the ISS. 

Marfa ISD officials say the girls will return to school in January to make adjustments to their project. 

The experiment, conducted by girls from fourth to sixth grade, is called the Eradication of Growth and Bacteria in Microgravity. 

They hope to submit their final project for a June launch date. 

Marfa ISD is raising money to send this project to space. 

According to the school district, its goal is to raise $10,000 to help cover cost of program fees, materials, and travel. 

So far, they have received a little over $2,000 in donations. 

If you would like to donate, you can click here to go to the GoFundMe page. 

The goal of the SSEP is to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers by giving students access to space.