“Last week, students from several iLEAD Schools had an out-of-this-world opportunity—to take their science experiments from the classroom to space! The students’ experiments, supported by educational company DreamUp, launched on SpaceX’s 20th commercial resupply services (CRS) mission to the International Space Station (ISS). Not only did the students get VIP seats at the launch, each team also had the opportunity to give a presentation about their research at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.
“DreamUp is an educational spinoff company from ISS U.S. National Laboratory Implementation Partner Nanoracks that works with student groups to launch student-designed experiments to the ISS. DreamUp partners with several organizations—such as iLEAD Schools, which has locations in multiple states across the U.S.—to inspire students and spark an interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.