Discover the latest activities taking place on the International Space Station U.S. National Laboratory in the newest issue of Upward!
In this issue, Kathleen Fredette, director of STEAM initiatives at iLEAD Schools, shares her perspective on inspiring, educating, and engaging students through a partnership with DreamUp, an educational company that works to bring student-designed experiments to the ISS. Learn more about how DreamUp is helping to improve science literacy in the next generation in a feature story also in this issue.
In this issue’s cover story, follow along on the journey of a group of flatworms to and from the ISS and see what researchers discovered in addition to the two-headed worm that became an internet and media sensation. In another feature, find out how researchers are using mice in microgravity to test a new osteoporosis therapy based the naturally produced protein, NELL-1, that both prevents further bone loss and builds new bone.
Finally, learn about a crystallization experiment sent to the ISS by the student winners of the 2017 Wisconsin Crystal Growing Contest and check out some updates on ISS National Lab experiments in the area of materials science. Explore Upward!
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