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Mission to Mars

A big shoutout to Mike Penn and Debbie Reynolds for their presentation at the Space Exploration Educators Conference at Space Center Houston! Mike used a shrink ray to fit the IKS Titan simulator into his luggage.  They set up the ship,

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Think Warm Thoughts

Hey everybody, Mike Penn needs our help!  He’s doing science at the South Pole, so he needs everyone to think warm thoughts and send them his way.  Brrrrr! If you haven’t been reading Mike’s journals from his Antarctic expedition, you’re

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I’m on the Naughty List

I have a confession to make:  I’ve been naughty.  I’ve been excitedly following Mike Penn’s bold adventures in the Antarctic, but I haven’t been as diligent in relaying them here on our blog. That said, I’m sure this doesn’t affect

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Happy Thanksgiving from DFA

I have an incredibly abundant list of things to be thankful for, but today I’m going to focus on just one:  I’m thankful for Mike Penn. Mike was our very first Flight Director—with us right at the beginning.  He embraced

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Musical Solar System Adventure Onboard the Mission Mobile

Today we’re delighted to highlight some of the exciting events that have been happening in the greater Washington D.C. area with the Explore! Children’s Museum’s Mission Mobile (a.k.a. IKS Horizon). We all have a favorite artist and/or a favorite genre of

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Announcing the IKS Marvel

We’ve dropped a few not-so-subtle hints about this over the past several weeks, but today we’re delighted to announce the construction of a brand new simulator—the IKS Marvel—at Dansville Elementary School in Dansville, Michigan!  Dansville Schools is an innovative, forward-thinking district,

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Receiving Data Stream…

Incoming encrypted transmission… please stand by. Data stream encrypted:  01000100 01100001 01101110 01110011 01110110 01101001 01101100 01101100 01100101 Decompressing…

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More Cleaning?

Where did the ceiling go?  That’s probably normal. And now the floor’s gone too?  Very strange…

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What’s this?

What’s this?  The typical summer cleaning? Nah, it’s probably nothing…

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3-2-1 Liftoff

With summer break right around the corner, we’re delighted to share the “vacation” plans of one of our fabulous Flight Directors!  While Mike Penn prepares for his expedition to the icy Antarctic, Debbie Reynolds is zooming around the globe teaching tomorrow’s

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