iLEAD Agua Dulce Learners Load Experiments Headed for ISS

AD DreamUp Launch Team Load Mixstix 10.13.23

On October 13, 2023, iLEAD Agua Dulce learners on DreamUp Launch Teams Capsicum and Yucca Glauca loaded their Mixstix with their groundbreaking experiments.

For each team, one Mixstix will stay grounded here on Earth, while the other is destined for the International Space Station on November 3!

Our learners on Team Capsicum are excited to learn the answer to their question: “What is the effect of microgravity on Capsicum annuum seed germination?”


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Learners on Team Yucca Glauca anticipate the answer to their question: “What is the effect of microgravity on Yucca glauca (Soapweed Yucca)?”

This is authentic STEM learning at its finest!

We’re incredibly grateful for this opportunity, and we’d like to extend our heartfelt thanks to iLEAD Agua Dulce’s Launch Team Capsicum Principal Facilitator Sonia Kurfess, iLEAD Student Aerospace Projects, DreamUp, Nanoracks, and Space Station Explorers for making this journey possible.

You can learn more about Team Capsicum’s mission here and Team Yucca Glauca’s mission here.

Stay tuned for updates and invitations to future missions, and join us in supporting the next generation of scientific pioneers!


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