DreamUp Signs Space Act Agreement with NASA’s Johnson Space Center

Agreement will enhance and expand space-based educational opportunities for students and educators

WASHINGTON, DC – August 14, 2018 – DreamUp is thrilled to announce the signing of a Space Act Agreement with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center (NASA JSC). This Space Act Agreement formalizes a partnership between DreamUp and NASA JSC that enables both organizations to collaborate more closely to inspire and engage the next generation of innovators and explorers.

This agreement builds upon DreamUp’s goals to build a robust, strong, and diverse workforce that will be able to support human exploration in low Earth orbit and beyond. These goals closely align with NASA Education’s goals to continue “strengthening NASA and the Nation’s future workforce” and “attracting and retaining students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, disciplines.”

The Space Act Agreement also allows NASA JSC to provide DreamUp with subject matter expertise and relevant content for use in the development of DreamUp’s educational materials, projects, and programs. In turn, DreamUp will continue to promote an understanding of NASA’s programs and missions worldwide and work to complement and amplify NASA’s STEM outreach programs.

This particular Space Act Agreement will enhance the opportunities already enabled by DreamUp’s partnership with NanoRacks, which has its own Space Act Agreement with NASA. This unique collaboration has allowed DreamUp to bring over 400 student research payloads to the International Space Station (ISS).

DreamUp Co-founder and CEO Carie Lemack says, “We couldn’t be more excited to formalize our partnership with NASA and to empower students worldwide with the possibilities and wonder of space. Many of us were inspired by seeing a NASA rocket launch, visiting a NASA center, or interacting with a NASA astronaut – for me it was the first launch and landing of the Space Shuttle Columbia on my birthday. We can’t wait to amplify and expand up on these types of opportunities for learners and educators in the DreamUp community.”

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Contact:
Carie Lemack, 617-335-3025, carie@dreamup.org

About DreamUp:
DreamUp provides space-based educational opportunities for students and educators, 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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