Shelton High School science students celebrate as their experiment is launched onboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour today at 8:56 a.m. The students put together the experiment with the help of PerkinElmer,  a Massachusetts-based international science and technology company with offices in Shelton and Branford, and their work was selected to go to the International Space Station as part of the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program. Read our original story on the project here.

—Check out more photos of today’s celebration at Shelton High from the Valley Independent Sentinel