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Tester Visits MSU Science Lab

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On Thursday, Senator Jon Tester visited Montana State University's Space, Science and Engineering lab to learn about the latest research.

Students and staff showed the Senator their newest satellite, the Firebird being launched in a NASA mission. This satellite will measure the radiation belts outside the earth's atmosphere.

Researchers say the $1.3 million project would not have been possible without Government funding. Tester said it's important we continue to receive federal funding for research because it's a big part of education and success.

"It's really important that we make sure we have a good robust research budget," said Tester.  "There's a lot of good work being done out there and it ties in well with education."

The satellite will launch on December 5.

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