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Mike and Mariel
November 16, 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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Cody with Crystal Testing
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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Xtronaut Kit Video
November 9, 2017

Xtronaut Kit Kickstarter Campaign Launches

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...
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NASA Photo
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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August 30, 2017

Guest Post: Space Rockets & Kazoos

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...
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August 15, 2017

The Great American Eclipse Is Coming

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...
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August 10, 2017

We Need YOUR Vote for our SXSW EDU Panel Picker Proposal

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...
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