The big bang

9-year-old places second in NASA worldwide contest


Grace Hespenheide, 9, poses with prizes she won in a worldwide NASA contest. Submitted photoGrace Hespenheide is shooting for the stars.
The curious 9-year-old is fascinated by space travel and how astronauts canvas the cosmos. She hopes to one day find planets that support life. If she had $1 million for research, she’d use it to explore the water on Jupiter.
So, yeah. Grace is smart. Like, really smart.
Need more proof? The Mariposa County girl recently placed second in a worldwide NASA contes...

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