We have been working with CASIS and NASA and we are in the process of rebuilding our hardware that was lost. Folks have been very supportive and want us to get these experiments up on orbit. We are very fortunate to work with such great people!
We will keep you updated on our progress on the equipment as the building unfolds. We are starting with anything that has electronics so we can get those pieces into the EMI (electro magnetic) testing.
We also have a volunteer, Nina Jobin, who will be making the new kit bag that holds all of the equipment. Thanks Nina!!
As you may have heard the SpaceX rocket that our experiments were on had a catastrophic event, which means it blew up.
We want to express our sympathies to SpaceX, NASA and all the other people who had experiments onboard. Space flight is hard!
We are in discussions on next steps and for manufacturing new equipment so we can continue to move forward and get our experiments up there.
We can use your help! We have now just set up a GoFundMe account at gofundme.com/y2e4mb3w to help us raise the funds needed to manufacture a new set of the equipment. Any support is GREATLY appreciated. You can also just go to the donate link on this site and support. All funds will go directly to getting new equipment and getting us up to ISS.
Stay tuned here and on our Facebook page and we will keep you updated.
Countdown to Launch!!!
We have completed our Usability Test and our Safety Panel review and received a passing grade on both by NASA! This means that we are very close to sending our 9 science demonstrations off to Florida for packing onto the SpaceX-7 spacecraft.
SpaceX-7 is set to launch June 28th at 7:20 am (Pacific)/10:20pm (Eastern) from Cape Canaveral in Florida. http://spacexstats.com/mission.php?launch=24
Soon we will have, not only, our books but also our science experiments up on orbit. The astronauts will videotape themselves conducting these experiments and send the video back down to us at Story Time and we will share them with you.
“What you cannot imagine, you cannot do” says astronaut Alvin Drew.
Now imagine Astronauts on the Space Station reading stories to the children of Earth and conducting science experiments as the world rotates below. Imagine no more…it’s Story Time from Space!
The 5 books currently on the ISS are written by Jeffrey Bennett. They are: Max Goes to the Space Station, Max Goes to the Moon, Max Goes to Mars, Max Goes to Jupiter and The Wizard Who Saved the World. You can purchase these books on Amazon and read along with the Astronauts!
Astronauts on the ISS will also conduct and videotape educational demonstrations designed by Veteran Canadian Astronaut, Bjarni Tryggvason, to complement the science concepts found in the Story Time From Space books. These 9 experiments focus on: free fall, orbit, heat transfer, light, human effects, surface tension, buoyancy, pendulous motion and balance. Very cool science