It’s back to school and back to space at DreamUp! We’ve had an exciting summer and want to fill you in on the rocket launches, free spaceflight opportunities and why we need your vote to send DreamUp to SXSW.
Fly Your Research to the International Space Station for FREE!
DreamUp is running its inaugural Schools in Space contest for the 2016-2017 academic year. This contest allows students to engage with STEM in a fun way that pushes their imagination – by launching a science experiment to the International Space Station (ISS)! DreamUp and its funding partners will be granting up to 75 schools the opportunity to run their science experiment aboard the ISS.
Best of all, this is absolutely free to schools and their students, as DreamUp’s funding partners will be covering 100% of the costs!
Send DreamUp to SXSW
What’s cooler than kids conducting research in space? A chance to vote for DreamUp to talk about kids doing cool stuff in space at South by Southwest (SXSW) next year!
We need your help. Please take 60 seconds to vote for a DreamUp panel called “Sky’s No Limit” that will focus on educational opportunities in space. We envision inviting an astronaut, a student researcher and a payload integrator to speak, but before we can do that, we need your vote to make sure we’re accepted. Only with your vote can we get there!
Let’s show everyone at SXSW that Earth doesn’t limit us and inspire the next generation of space enthusiasts in school now, waiting for their chance to design experiments in space.
Please click here to vote before the polls close on September 2nd. You’ll need to create an account in order to vote, and remember to add comments to improve the panel outline as you like. PLEASE forward to your family, friends and anyone you think loves space, loves kids and loves an awesome future.
If you think watching a rocket launch is an unforgettable experience, you should see one land! On July 18th, the DreamUp team hosted DreamUp graduates at Cape Canaveral to watch 22 student research payloads break the bonds of gravity on their way to the International Space Station. It was a rare chance to see SpaceX attempt to land the first stage rocket not far from the launch site, and they nailed it. Even more spectacular was the fantastic results of all the experiments DreamUp graduates were able to conduct.
Do you love your school? Help it LAUNCH to new heights!
DreamUp is thrilled to announce an exclusive partnership with commercial spaceflight company Blue Origin. Starting this fall, the Suborbital Space Sponsor program offers alumni of any university and high school the opportunity to sponsor students at their alma mater to fly experiments to suborbital space and back on Blue Origin’s New Shepard space vehicle. More details will be forthcoming, but we are really excited to present this unique program that engages alumni to empower the next generation of innovators and explorers. Any students or educators who are interested can contact DreamUp for assistance in reaching alumni from their educational institution. Alumni are encouraged to let us know if you’d like to be part of the inaugural class of Suborbital Space Sponsors!
Throughout the fall, DreamUp plans to roll out some very cool programs and partnerships, so please stay tuned. In the meantime, if there’s anyway we can help bring space to your classroom or your classroom to space, let us know!
Happy back to school,
The DreamUp Team