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“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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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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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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University Teams from Frankfurt, Stuttgart and Duisburg-Essen Will Send Their Experiments to the International Space Station DreamUp is thrilled to announce the selection process for the Überflieger competition is complete!  The three winning student teams come from Goethe University Frankfurt, University of Stuttgart and University of Duisburg-Essen.  The winners’ experiments will be launched to the...
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The time has finally come! After a long wait for the SpaceX-10 launch….Houston…we are in SPACE! Just this Sunday, SpaceX completed yet another historic launch. Not only did they launch the Falcon 9 from the historic Apollo/Space Shuttle Launch Pad 39A, they stuck yet another landing on the ground at Kennedy Space Center. Early this...
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Guest Author: Sebastian Chaoui Did you know that San, Ni, Ichi, Orosu, translates from Japanese to English as 3, 2, 1, liftoff? Incidentally, they were also the final words uttered by a blaring loudspeaker before a rocket carrying Australia’s first ever payload bound for the International Space Station came to life in the form of a...
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A Note From DreamUp: DreamUp is thrilled to release our first-ever STEM curriculum for use by all educators.  This Next Generation Science Standard compliant curriculum uses imagery from space to cover topics ranging from science, English Language Arts, math, and digital media with possible extensions into social and political science. Whether you are preparing for your...
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DreamUp is pleased to announce Carie Lemack as CEO and cofounder. A Note From Carie: I am absolutely thrilled to be joining DreamUp as a cofounder and Chief Executive Officer..  My dreams of space began when I turned six years old, the day the space shuttle Colombia safely landed at Edwards Air Force Base.  My...
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  My Day in Zero-G By Mariel Rico, NanoRacks Operations Engineer When I was told that I had the opportunity of flying on NASA’s Weightless Wonder, I was in awe. If I was to never be an astronaut, this would be the closest thing I would ever have to experiencing space! The experience truly lived up...
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