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Abstract:
Teachers in Space, Inc. (TIS), the
leading provider of affordable flight experiment opportunities for
classrooms, will use a grant from the Lifeboat Foundation to fly three
new classroom experiments on the Perlan II stratospheric glider in May.

Lifeboat Foundation funds flying 3D-printed classroom cubesats with Perlan II

Gardnerville, NV | Posted on April 16th, 2018

Teachers in Space have developed a standardized 3D printed housing
fitted with a customizable processor, data storage, sensors, and
batteries for flying educational payloads. Early versions of the
equipment have been used for student science payloads aboard high
altitude balloons and inside the Perlan II stratospheric glider. Perlan
pilot Jim Payne set the World Record for manned glider altitude in
September 2017 while carrying a TIS experiment from a school in
Connecticut.

A NASA Flight Opportunities grant awarded late 2017 enabled TIS to
modify their classroom flight experiment platform for integration aboard
Blue Origin's New Shepard suborbital spaceship while maintaining
compatability with the Perlan glider. The additional award from the
Lifeboat Foundation, made in December 2017, enables TIS to send two
experienced Flight Experiments instructors to the Minden NV airport from
Thursday 3 to Tuesday 8 May to test the redesigned experiment equipment
on May flights of Perlan II and to visit local schools on request.

The experiments flying with Perlan in May are from the Ashford School in
Connecticut (dual geiger counter radiation level testing), Cazenovia
School in New York (effects of radiation on plant seeds), and Oregon
Museum of Science and Industry (marshmallows at high altitude / low
pressure). Details of these and of experiments flown in previous years
can be seen at
http://teachers-in-space.com/perlan-cubesat-participants-for-2018/.

TIS Vice President James Kuhl of Syracuse NY and Balloon Mission
Director Chris Murphy of Gloversville NY will be available on request to
visit schools in the Minden and Reno NV areas between Friday 4 and
Monday 7 May 2018 to explain Teachers in Space's classroom flight
experiment opportunities and demonstrate the experiments which will fly
with Perlan. Write to or call 646-490-5576 to
schedule a visit.

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About Lifeboat Foundation
The Lifeboat Foundation is a nonprofit nongovernmental organization
dedicated to encouraging scientific advancements while helping humanity
survive existential risks and possible misuse of increasingly powerful
technologies, including genetic engineering, nanotechnology, and
robotics/AI, as we move towards the Singularity.

Learn about the world's first bitcoin endowment fund at
https://lifeboat.com/ex/bitcoin

For more information, please click here

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