Episode 65 – Kids! In! Space!

On this episode, we find out about the Student Spaceflight Experiment Program. The program gets kids to design experiments with the goal of having their work loaded into a rocket and launched 400 kilometres up to the International Space Station. And Edmonton Public Schools is not about to miss that trip!

This is serious science, friends.

Links:
Find out more about the Students Spaceflight Experiments Program.
Check out this video from the Edmonton Journal about Mission 14: Shrimp Among the  Stars.
Listen to What On Earth Can We Do by Alberta Emerald Foundation.
Register for the Social Enterprise Bootcamp presented by Edmonton Community Development Corporation.

Grants:
Community Grants – Deadline to apply is March 1
Belcourt Brosseau Métis Awards
– Deadline to apply is March 31
Winspear Fund Scholarships for Advanced Classical Music – Deadline to apply is March 31
Ranald and Vera Shean Memorial Scholarships – Deadline to apply is March 31

The Well Endowed Podcast is produced by Edmonton Community Foundation. And is a proud, affiliate member of the Alberta Podcast Network.

The music featured in the Spaceflight segment included:
Making April by Cody Martin
Tokyo Lights by Cody Martin
Epiphany by Bryant Lowry 

Sound Effects in the Spaceflight segment:
STS-135: Countdown to Launch from the NASA Audio Archive
Atlas V: Launch from the NASA Audio Archive 
Apollo 11: That’s one Small Step For (a) Man from the NASA Audio Archive 
STS-26: Liftoff from the NASA Audio Archive

Image from NASA image library: In the Grip of the Scorpion Claw
Gripped in the claw of the constellation Scorpius sits the reflection nebula DG 129, a cloud of gas and dust that reflects light from nearby, bright stars. This infrared view of the nebula was captured by NASA Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer.