Mars One Monday - And then there were 100

Mars One announced the 100 candidates who will go on to the next selection round. Most of the media haven’t had time to do anything more than rehash the Mars One press release. I've recapped below a few reports from around the world that identified local candidates.

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Crowdsourced discoveries... in space!

Crowdsourced discoveries... in space!

The power of crowdsourced citizen science lies in its ability to turn millions of hours of volunteers’ contributions into scientific research that would never have been possible before. Scientists published several papers last month that expand our understanding of galaxies and star formation.

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K12 Science Comes from Space, K12 Science Leaves for Space

K12 Science Comes from Space, K12 Science Leaves for Space

This is a busy week for middle and high school space research. The SpaceX Dragon landed in the Pacific Ocean on Saturday returning 28 student experiments from the International Space Station. Tonight an Orbital Sciences Antares rocket launches the Cygnus cargo module - with 18 more student experiments - to the International Space Station. 310,000 students across America and Canada have taken part in space research - with little burden on the ISS astronauts or Nasa’s budget - but some in Congress think that’s a bad thing.

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Student Experiments Reach the International Space Station

Student Experiments Reach the International Space Station

15 student research projects rode the Antares rocket to Nasa's International Space Station where astronauts will conduct experiments designed by primary and secondary school students. The STEM education program is part of the Student Spaceflight Experiment Program.

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Teachers Research Like The Pros

Teachers Research Like The Pros

Nasa and CalTech join forces to give teachers a 13-month experience conducting real astrophysics research, making science a more experiential force in the classroom, and inspiring thousands of students to study science and mathematics.

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