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Experiments Blew Up!

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It blew up!  Noooooo!  Those were our words.  

A group of volunteer educators and scientists have worked for years and spent close  to one hundred thousand dollars of their own money on designing and developing educational science experiments to go to the Space Station under a non profit program called Story Time From Space.  

We successfully went through the NASA process and built our own one of a kind hardware. Our kit of experiments was packed onto the SpaceX rocket which launched on Sunday June 28th.
Unfortunately, the rocket blew up a couple of minutes into flight. (see video)

 Space exploration is very hard, even though a lot of us take it for granted,  but it is absolutley necessary.
Good science and literacy education is absolutely necessary too which is what our Story Time From Space program is all about.

We won't give up! We want to rebuild our experiment hardware so the astronauts can do the experiments on orbit and share them with students & kids.  These experiments tie into the content of childrens books that the astronauts have already started reading so it is important to get them up there!

This is a sample of just some of the hardware used for one experiment in drawing form and a photo of same hardware used during testing at NASA.

We have 9 experiments like this that all explore the basic science principals of balance, buoyancy, light, surface tension, free fall, heat transfer, orbit, pendulums and effects on the human body.

We are passionate about what this program can accomplish for educators, students and kids all over the world.  

You can help. We need $20,000 to start the rebuilding process.   All donations will go towards the equipment. While this won't cover all costs it will get us started!  

Please join us as part of the Story Time From Space team by donating any amount!! Every dollar will help!

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Patricia Tribe
Penticton, BC

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