Domino® Sugar, C&H® Sugar Partner with DreamUp, NanoRacks, and Xtronaut to Launch Sugar into Space, Grow Crystals Aboard International Space Station

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Educational STEM program is designed to inspire students to learn about science.

Domino® Sugar and C&H® Sugar are excited to partner with DreamUp, NanoRacks, and Xtronaut in a unique and innovative educational program aboard the International Space Station designed to inspire students to learn about science through a hands-on experiment alongside astronauts.

On December 12, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is scheduled to launch a cargo delivery flight to the International Space Station from Cape Canaveral, with three pounds each of Domino® and C&H® Granulated Sugar included in the payload. Astronauts aboard the International Space Station will use the sugar to grow crystals in zero-gravity while students on Earth conduct a similar experiment through a program designed by DreamUp, NanoRacks, and Xtronaut, a team that develops space-related STEM curriculum for schools.

“We support educational STEM programs at schools around the country, so we were thrilled when we were approached with this inventive program that uses our sugar products in a unique way to inspire young students to engage with and learn about science,” said Brian O’Malley, President and Chief Executive Officer of Domino Foods, Inc. “We are extremely pleased to sponsor the Crystal Growth Experiment in order to give children the opportunity to learn in a hands-on, fun way.”

The newly developed Crystal Growth Experiment is designed to explore the differences between how sugar crystals grow in space and on Earth. The flexible program is perfect for classrooms or homes. Students will be a part of scientific discovery on Earth and follow the experiment aboard the International Space Station. Photos of the experiment using the Domino® and C&H® Sugar crystals will be posted to a website, where students will compare their Earth-based results.

This experiment is delivered through an affordable kit that is accessible through Kickstarter. Each kit costs $25.00 and can serve an entire classroom. It includes a 32-page, full-color science workbook plus equipment. The kit also provides a coupon from Domino® and C&H® for the purchase of the same sugar the astronauts are using for the experiment.

About Domino Foods, Inc.

The Domino Foods, Inc. family of products includes two of the leading brands of all-natural, pure cane sugar in America: Domino® Sugar and C&H® Sugar. Each of these brands has its own rich American history that spans more than 100 years – Domino® in the East and C&H® in the West. Domino Foods, Inc. is the sales and marketing arm of ASR Group, which is owned by Florida Crystals Corporation and Sugar Cane Growers Cooperative of Florida.

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