DreamUp and the PAPELL and ARISE teams are all smiles after the stunning SpaceX CRS-15 launch
CAPE CANAVERAL FL, June 29, 2018 – DreamUp, the leader in space-based educational offerings, congratulates its extraordinary student space researchers hailing from four continents upon the launch of their incredible experiments to the International Space Station. SpaceX CRS-15 lifted off this morning carrying 40 education-related experiments from DreamUp learners, adding thousands more students to the growing list of young innovators and explorers pursuing cutting-edge science on the International Space Station (ISS).
The SpaceX CRS-15 Dragon successfully launched on a Falcon 9 rocket at 5:42 AM EDT this morning from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.
Included on this mission are payloads from the PAPELL and ARISE teams, two of the three winners from the Überfieger contest, an innovative country-wide contest in partnership with the German Aerospace Center (DLR). The third team will launch on an upcoming mission to the ISS.
Pumped Application using Pulsed Electromagnets for Liquid reLocation (PAPELL), is an experiment from KSat e. V., the small satellite student society at the University of Stuttgart. This experiment will investigate the functionality of pumps using ferrofluids in microgravity. “The launch and rocket plume at dawn were absolutely majestic! We are absolutely thrilled and proud that PAPELL is now on its way to the International Space Station!” said Manfred Ehresmann, PAPELL Project Supervisor and PhD Candidate at the University of Stuttgart.
The Planet Formation Due to Charge Induced Clusters on the ISS (ARISE) experiment was developed by a student group at the University of Duisburg-Essen. The students’ investigation will collide glass beads to research the role of electrically-charged particles during the birth of new celestial bodies. Tobias Steinpilz, member of the ARISE team said, “Being part of the Überflieger program has opened up possibilities my fellow teammates and I never could have imagined. Today our hopes and dreams are reaching for the stars as our payload takes one step closer to them.”
DreamUp is proud to support Mission 12 of the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program (SSEP). There are 34 SSEP experiments from 31 communities around the world on this SpaceX flight to the ISS. SSEP is a program of the National Center for Earth and Space Science Education (NCESSE) in the U.S. and the Arthur C. Clarke Institute for Space Education internationally. SSEP students are investigating a number of research questions including how penicillin mold reacts and how saliva decays teeth in the ISS’s unique microgravity environment.
DreamUp is also proud to support experiments from the Ramon Foundation, investigating biological questions around kidney stones, the growth of osteoblast cells and more, as well as a QUANTUM Materials Science Investigation from the University of Ljubljani, Biotechnology Department.
“These visionary students range from middle school to university age and come from places as diverse as Knoxville, Tennessee to Stuttgart, Germany to Ra’anana, Israel. We’re proud to support their research in space and to spark their imaginations about future possibilities in science, technology, engineering, math and beyond,” says Carie Lemack, DreamUp’s CEO and Co-founder.
These launch opportunities were made possible via our partnership with NanoRacks and its Space Act Agreement with NASA.
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DreamUp provides space-based educational and media services to students and entrepreneurs, with a mission to realize an educational community where space-based research and space-based projects will be available to all students, from primary to post-doctorate, to the International Space Station and beyond. The first company bringing space into the classroom and the classroom into space, DreamUp is uniquely positioned to engage kids globally with the most cutting-edge space research and developments, and inspire them through scientific discoveries in orbital and suborbital space. DreamUp has a proven track record, having brought over 400 student research payloads worldwide to the International Space Station (ISS) through our partnership with NanoRacks and its Space Act Agreement with NASA. For more information, visit http://www.dreamup.org.
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