Construction of the IKS Niagara

Many moons ago we announced the construction of our latest simulator, housed at Frazier Elementary School.  At the time the ship was going under a codename, but today we reveal the ship’s official name:  IKS Niagara.

Construction on the IKS Niagara is nearly complete, so stay tuned for details about its launch, Flight Directors, and mission schedules in the coming weeks.  In the meantime, let’s take a journey back in time and observe how Frazier Elementary transformed an ordinary classroom into this magical learning environment.

Behold, Room 215 in Frazier Elementary School.  Room 215 was originally destined to be a standard computer lab.  In this photo it looks like countless other labs scattered around the world.  Bare white walls, straight linear desks, and heaps of miscellaneous odds and ends piled high for storage during the summer break.  But like so many others, the movers and shakers at Frazier Elementary weren’t content with the ordinary—they had something extraordinary planned.

Their dream led to a conversation, which led to another.  The concept took shape, and in doing so spread to others.  The dreamers unsheathed three of the most powerful their instruments for making magic—not wands, mind you—but measuring tapes, paper, and pencils!

And then they were off!  The team set to work.  Dream Flight Imaginerds drafted up bridge designs, Frazier’s shipyards put hammer to nail, and an elite cadre of Commodores began their training to be Flight Directors.  Now, a mere few months down the road, the IKS Niagara stands nearly ready for its official launch into the uncharted seas of imagination.

Where will their first mission take them?  Only time will tell!

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