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Sunday, February 9, 2014

Smithsonian Delegation Visit Simulator. New Magellan Controls. The Imaginarium.

News from our Friends at Dream Flight Adventures.  The IKS 

Titan Hosts Smithsonian Delegation

A delegation of executives from the Smithsonian visits the IKS Titan
A delegation of executives from the Smithsonian visits the IKS Titan
     The IKS Titan had the honor of hosting a group of executives from the Smithsonian.  They were very impressed by what they saw and asked many very good questions.  The guest list included:
  • Claudine K. BrownAssistant Secretary for Education and Access, The Smithsonian Institution
  • Jane Lipton CafritzChairman and CEO, Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation
  • Trisha EdwardEducation Specialist, Lemelson Center
  • Ryan HillDirector of Digital Learning Programs, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
  • Dr. Kim KiehlExecutive Director, Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center
  • Caroline PaysonDirector of Education, Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
     But this guest list wasn't the only impressive thing—there was a rockstar group of GATE students from Shaler Area Elementary on hand to present the Titan. They discussed their experiences in it, and how it's impacted their educational experience.  They did a fantastic job and really made the Smithsonian's visit a powerful one.

Gary Gardiner
Dream Flight Adventures

A Video from the Discovery Space Center

Space Center News

     The Magellan is proud to announce two of the new missions they will be flying this summer. "Paradise Lost" is the working title for their new 5 hour mission to be run on our camps this summer. Based just a few months after the Dominion War, the Magellan is working on picking up the pieces in all the aftermath. For this year's NEW Super EdVenture Camp, Magellan will be putting a new twist on the old Voyager's mission "Silhouette". In this revamped 12 hour mission, the Magellan will join a Federation task force that is helping a friend made during the war to bring stability to their country by taking down the terrorist leader Stanton Everett.

Today we are sharing a screenshot of the new Magellan controls that are being programmed in Cocoa. Development of the controls should be finished by spring break this year.

Space and Science

The Tadpole Galaxy:  A Collision of Two Galaxies. 

This is the Tadpole Galaxy. It is about 420-million light-years from Earth in the constellation Draco; while it measures in at approximately 390,000 light-years across.  The Tadpole gets its iconic shape from interacting with a smaller, more compact galaxy many millions of years ago.  Read More 
The Imaginarium

Why be Happy?


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