In 2015, Rachel Lindbergh wrote about her experience sending an experiment to space, during which she and her team overcame unexpected and dramatic hurdles after two rocket explosions. Three years later, Rachel is a student about to finish her studies at the University of Chicago. Rachel credits her success to her participation in the Student Spaceflight...
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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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The following is an e-mail that Dave Trejo, Founding Director of iLEAD Pacioma, wrote to his staff as he returned from the SpaceX 12 Launch on August 14, 2017. Through the Student Spaceflight Experiment Program‘s partnership with DreamUp, a small group of iLead Pacioma 6th graders launched a microgravity experiment to the International Space Station via...
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