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January 18, 2018

Why DreamUp is #TeamRocket

We’re beyond excited to be part of the Guardians of the Galaxy Space Station Challenge in partnership with Marvel and CASIS. This competition will provide two 13-18-year-old students the opportunity to design an experiment to...
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December 28, 2017

DreamUp: Year in Review

Dear DreamUp supporters, What an incredible ride 2017 has been for everyone at DreamUp. Thanks to your support, we’ve impacted countless students around the globe, providing access to space-based educational opportunities both on Earth and...
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November 30, 2017

An Interview with Carl Carruthers, NanoRacks’ Chief Scientist

This is an interview with Carl Carruthers, Chief Scientist at NanoRacks, who played a leading role in testing and preparing both the Earth and ISS-bound Xtronaut Microbes in Space kits alongside Mariel Rico. In this...
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Lauren and Carie
November 27, 2017

Carie Lemack: Give the Gift of Space on #GivingTuesday

On Giving Tuesday, Carie Lemack, DreamUp’s Cofounder and CEO shares what Giving Tuesday means to her and how DreamUp is giving the gift of space. Join our campaign! What does “giving” mean to you? It’s...
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Mike and Mariel
November 21, 2017

An Interview with Mariel Rico, Payload Integration Engineer

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...
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November 14, 2017

Guest Post: What Sugar Has to Do with Space

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...
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October 20, 2017

“Who Knew Rust Could Be So Beautiful”: A Post-Flight Reflection from iLEAD Schools

“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...
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September 28, 2017

Guest Post: Reflections from Joe Tiberi, a Student Space Researcher

  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...
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September 21, 2017

An Interview with Valkyrie and Danielle, Student Space Researchers

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...
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