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Mike and Mariel
This is an interview with Mariel Rico, who played a chief role in testing and preparing both the Earth and ISS-bound Xtronaut Microbes in Space kits. In this interview, Mariel shares what inspires her, and what it took to make sure everything was perfect for Microbes in Space. Do you want to bring this science...
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Cody with Crystal Testing
This is a guest post from Cody Burgey, a Mechanical Engineer at NanoRacks, who has led the efforts to test the Xtronaut Crystal Growth in Space kits. This includes both the kit bound for the International Space Station (ISS), as well as the near-identical kit that you can purchase for your home or classroom! Join...
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Xtronaut Kit Video
Xtronaut Enterprises, DreamUp, and NanoRacks Announce Kickstarter for STEM Education Program in Space Xtronaut, NanoRacks, and DreamUp are launching two experiments to the International Space Station and producing affordable STEM experiment kits that let students compare their findings to results from space. November 9, 2017 – Washington, DC –Xtronaut, DreamUp, and NanoRacks announce a Kickstarter...
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NASA Photo
“Who knew rust could be so beautiful!” remarked Kai, as the image emerged on the screen connected to the Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM). On invitation, Kai Turner and Alec Lewis, recent high school graduates from iLEAD’s Santa Clarita Valley International Charter School (SCVi), in Castaic, CA, accompanied by Kathleen Fredette, Director of STEAM Initiatives for...
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  As a high school student, I had the opportunity to design, test, and build a science experiment through a program called N.A.S.A. HUNCH. I witnessed my project launch, and then recovered the results in what was easily the most educational process I had ever been a part of. I learned more during my ISS...
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This is an interview with Valkyrie Falciani and Danielle Ertz, two students who participated in the Student Spaceflight Experiment Program, a DreamUp partner, while attending Stockton University in Galloway, New Jersey. Their experiment, “Spores in Space” uses a MixStix to investigate the function of microgravity on endomycorrhizae, which is the symbiotic relationship between certain types...
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The following is an e-mail that Dave Trejo, Founding Director of iLEAD Pacioma, wrote to his staff as he returned from the SpaceX 12 Launch on August 14, 2017. Through the Student Spaceflight Experiment Program‘s partnership with DreamUp, a small group of iLead Pacioma 6th graders launched a microgravity experiment to the International Space Station via...
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Are you as excited as we are?? On August 21, 2017, millions of people from coast to coast across the United States will be able to see a total solar eclipse for the first time since 1918.  Eclipses have been called “breathtaking,” “once in a lifetime,” and “unlike anything you’ve ever experienced”. In the path...
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Dear Friends of DreamUp, We need your help to be able to share the magic of space-based research with hundreds of educators at SXSW EDU! Please take 2 minutes to VOTE HERE for “Sky’s No Limit: Propelling Students into STEM!” Your votes count as 30% of the total score for our proposal. Voting is open...
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DreamUp is proud to announce that Chairman Jeffrey Manber has been awarded with the Pioneer in NewSpace Award from the Space Frontier Foundation (SFF). The Pioneer in NewSpace Award is given to an individual who was an early leader and pioneer in the creation of the NewSpace industry, and who has left a lasting legacy...
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