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Santa Clarita Valley residents Hutch and Sophia Siegen, sixth- and fifth-grade students at iLEAD Schools, are taking their science experiment out of this world.  

While participating in iLEAD’s DreamUp to Space mission, a program that helps students become pioneers of space science, the Siegens were able to combine their passions for gardening and space, with an experiment to germinate carrot seeds in space. 

Research students from the United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) have sent ‘SmoothISS’, a camel milk-based smoothie experiment to space, as part of a study involving astronauts’ health in space.

The payload from the Al Ain-based university deployed to space from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida aboard an uncrewed Dragon capsule on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on June 3, 2021, as part of SpaceX’s 22nd cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station (ISS).

The Dragon capsule docked successfully with the ISS on June 5, 2021.

The SmoothISS project is part of the Tests in Orbit programme, a microgravity experiment competition open to students in universities in the UAE and facilitated by DreamUpNanoracks, the UAE’s Higher Colleges of Technology and the UAE Space Agency.

Conduct experiments at home and compare them with experiments conducted on the space station, including growing your own “alien head,” with activities hosted by the DreamUp organization.

An experiment designed by Stockton University freshman Sophia Bradach will be launched into space later this year as part of the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program.

The program, part of the National Center for Earth and Space Science Education in partnership with DreamUp PBC and NanoRacks LLC, sends dozens of student experiments to the International Space Station each year to be tested by the astronauts there. 

From New York Ag Connection

Last month, five students from Watertown City School District, in collaboration with 4-H, presented their findings on an experiment run on the International Space Station. The experiment began in Fall of 2018, Jefferson County 4-H began participation in the Student Spaceflights Experiments Program, an initiative organized by the National Center for Earth and Space Science Education (NCESSE). A competition was implemented where over 50 student teams designed experiments that could theoretically be run on the International Space Station.

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Daily Camera:
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Germinating a Passion for Space by Studying Germs in Space (Op-Ed)
2019: A New Year of Space Research and Analyzing Data
Space.com: Space and the ‘Breath of Art’: 
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The March of Women: A Giant Leap for Humanity (Op-Ed)
Neil deGrasse Tyson’s ‘Cosmos’ Sets an Example for Science Educators (Op-Ed)
Orlando Sentinel:
Scientific research benefiting from more rocket launches, companies
Blue Origin’s Test Flight This Week Included Medical Tech, Student Experiments
Baltimore Sun: 
Domino Sugar is heading to space as part of interactive science project
SpaceRef: NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 1 December 2017
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Lights! Camera! Science! Why Hollywood Should Focus on Real Space Stories (Op-Ed)
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STEM Connector: From STEM to Stern – A New Era for Space-Based Research aboard the ISS
Dataversity: The Language of Data: The Voice of a New Era of Space-Based Research
Space.com: To Inspire Future Space Travelers, Bring Space-Based Research to Schools
Yahoo News: Australia and America: A Partnership for the Space Age
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Our Students in the News

Stockton University students

The Ocean City Patch and The Current shared stories on Stockton University students who worked with our partner, the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program (SSEP), to launch “Spores in Space: The Effects of Microgravity on Endomycorrhizae”.

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Palatine, IL’s Boy Scout Troop 209

The Chicago TribuneCBS Chicago, and the Daily Herald highlighted the incredible work of Palatine, IL’s Boy Scout Troop 209 to design and launch their experiment. Troop 209 were the first Boy Scouts to send an experiment into space!

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Israel Hayom on the Ramon SpaceLab

Israel Hayom has an article on the Ramon SpaceLab, a scientific education program which invited students to submit ideas, resulting in five MixStix investigations selected to fly to the ISS.

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Rochester SSEP students

Rochester SSEP students were featured in The Democrat and Chronicle and WHEC for their experiment determining the speed of chlorophyll deterioration in microgravity.

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iLEAD DreamUp to Space

The Santa Clarita Valley Signal highlighted the students participating in the iLEAD DreamUp to Space program’s second annual innovation expo. This program is a collaboration between iLEAD Schools and DreamUp.

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Carter Middle School SSEP Students

Knox News featured the team of five student scientists who conducted an experiment on a student’s donated tooth on the International Space Station.

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