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Nanoracks-Europe Spearheading DreamCoder™ 2.0, with European Space Agency Support

22 Jul 2020, 20:13 UTC
Nanoracks-Europe Spearheading DreamCoder™ 2.0, with European Space Agency Support
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TORINO, Italy (NanoRacks PR) – Nanoracks Space Outpost Europe (Nanoracks-Europe), based in Torino, Italy and Rina Consulting SpA – two innovative European space companies, are teaming with DreamUp, PBC to provide space-based educational opportunities to students in Italy impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, with fast-tracked funding support from the European Space Agency.

The onset of COVID-19 has forced countless students worldwide to learn from home, bringing unprecedented change to the educational landscape, providing major challenges, yet also unique opportunities.

The team is launching the development of DreamCoder 2.0, an innovative computer engineering education program providing students the opportunity to develop and execute code on a platform installed on the International Space Station. Utilizing this platform, installed in a Nanoracks Nanolab, students can gather data on various conditions such as humidity, temperature, and acceleration, to answer original research questions about human spaceflight and the conditions of the Space Station. Rina Consulting SpA, will provide technological expertise for the updated DreamCoder 2.0 infrastructure and cloud computing element, which will open DreamCoder to the home-learning environment.

To meet this challenge, the European Space Agency (ESA), through their ESA Space Solutions program, announced the funding opportunity “Space in Response to the COVID-19 Outbreak” in ...

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