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Edge of Space Brings the ISS to Finland

Kalle Vähä-Jaakkola of Space Nation gestures to an image from the Nanoracks Black Box experiment module on ISS. The white pouch he's pointing to in the lower right corner of the image contains Cherry Belle Radish seeds that will be used by Edge of Space to produce thousands of Space Seedz™ science experiment packs for distribution to schools in Finland. Space Nation and Edge of Space expect to reach 100,000 students in Finland through this experiment upon its return from ISS!  Each Space Seedz™ experiment can engage a student in an average of 9 hours of hands-on space science education. This single experiment - launched by Edge of Space and sponsored by Space Nation and Cohu Experience - will provide...

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Sphero SPRK+ on ISS, Ready for Operation

Our Sphero "SPRK+ Robot on ISS" experiment is safely docked at the International Space Station, following a launch earlier this month on the Orbital ATK Cygnus OA-5 cargo mission.  Now we're waiting for the astronauts to remove the Nanoracks Black Box experiment module containing the robot and install it for operation on Station. Once that occurs, Nanoracks engineers will begin operations of the robot.  Here's a photo of the SPRK+ mission control station in Houston.

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Sphero SPRK+ to the ISS

Launching on the Orbital Cygnus OA-5 cargo mission to the International Space Station:  SPRK+ educational robot from Sphero. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hk4HylFFC4c This launch brought to you by Edge of Space! Special partner:  Nanoracks!

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Edge of Space Partners with Share Fair Nation in Denver

Edge of Space is at Share Fair Nation Denver today!  Share Fair Nation hosts  innovative teacher training events focused on promoting STEM education activities in the classroom.  At today's event in Denver, Edge of Space will provide 200 SPACE SEEDS™ basic science experiment packs to teachers for free, engaging as many as 4,000 area students in STEM education energized by space flight!

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Science Kits for 2,500 Classrooms

Nine days and counting until the launch of OA-5 - the Orbital Cygnus cargo mission to ISS (unless delayed by Hurricane Matthew!) - which will carry radish seeds and brine shrimp eggs for use in Edge of Space's STEM education experiments. Following long duration exposure to microgravity and return to Earth, these materials will be used by Edge of Space to produce 2,500 classroom science kits for lower/elementary schools. Providing teachers with the kits will allow students to conduct experiments in comparative seed germination/plant growth and comparative invertebrate animal growth.Edge of Space expects to engage 2,500 classrooms and 50,000 students with the science kits produced from this flight alone! All part of our mission to bring the coolness of space...

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