Rabbit Goes to Space: Igniting Curiosity and Inclusion Through Bilingual Science Education

At Magnitude.io, we are thrilled to announce the publication of “Rabbit Goes to Space” /”Conejo va al Espacio”. This captivating bilingual book takes readers on an extraordinary journey of discovery and resilience, merging science, storytelling, and hands-on activities. Made possible by the National Lab Research Award (GA-2022-8936), a generous grant from the Center for the Advancement of Science in SPACE (CASIS), this initiative aims to inspire and educate young minds by distributing copies of the…

The First ExoLab & What Comes Next!

Year 4. This was the 2016-2017 season. With the engineering expertise of our commercial service provider, Space Tango, and support from the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), Magnitude was finally headed to the International Space Station! Flown aboard the SpaceX-10 resupply mission, ExoLab-1 launched from Kennedy Space Center’s historic pad 39A on 19 February, 2017, and returned home 30 days later. The plant that was studied was the model organism Arabidopsis…

Look Back: Year 6

The 2018-2019 year was the beginning of expanded international growth for Magnitude. We kicked the fiscal year off in San Francisco that July receiving an Innovation Award in STEM education at the ISS R&D conference. August had us joining a NASA contingent to Puerto Rico for university outreach. A partnership was launched in Germany with CodeDoor, and our South African NGO partner i-Innovate continued to reach underserved communities. Along the way we picked up 3…

Education and Space Communities Lose a Leader

Magnitude.io co-founder and serial entrepreneur Anthony (Tony) So passed away unexpectedly last Sunday at home. A private service is planned later this month. Tony leaves behind his wife Christine, and their two daughters. He was 61. The space and education communities lost an amazing teacher that knew how to meet the learner where they were and knew how to provide just the right level of encouragement. Tony’s algorithm for life was his joie de vivre,…

Growing the Global Reach of ExoLab

Magnitude.io CEO Ted Tagami and Fizzics Education Founder Ben Newsome recently spoke about the ExoLab missions growing plants on the International Space Station and bringing this out of this world STEM opportunity to teachers and students in Australia. ExoLab-9 launches on August 18, 2021, and students of all ages from the around the world can be part of this authentic astrobotany research experiment. Listen to the podcast with Ted and Ben to learn more.

Student-driven ExoLab-8 experiment launching on NG-15

Student-driven ExoLab-8 experiment launching on NG-15

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Taking distance learning to the International Space Station Orbital Classroom along with an Astro_moji Teacher (BERKELEY, California) ‒ Magnitude.io CEO Ted Tagami announced today that its student-driven ExoLab-8 plant experiment will launch to the International Space Station (ISS) no earlier than February 20 as part of the NG-15 Cargo Resupply Mission from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. With the shift to distance learning as a result of the pandemic, Magnitude.io expanded…

Distance Learning with Bitmoji Classrooms

Distance Learning with Bitmoji Classrooms

        Guest post by ExoLab-8 Astro_moji Mission Specialist Lisa Turney Students didn’t expect to see me as a cartoon character in a digital classroom. Yet with Bitmoji classroom, this technology tool has brought tremendous engagement despite a challenging year in education. While schools were shut down during the last part of the school year, I actually thrived on distance learning. Since I love bringing technology into the classroom, I began soaking up…

Kansas Teacher selected as the ExoLab-8 Astro_moji Mission Specialist

Kansas Teacher selected as the ExoLab-8 Astro_moji Mission Specialist

**FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE** December 16, 2020 Linwood Elementary Teacher Lisa Turney will have her Bitmoji avatar launch to the International Space Station  (BERKELEY, California) – Magnitude.io CEO Ted Tagami announced today that Linwood Elementary Technology Teacher Lisa Turney from Linwood, Kansas will have her Bitmoji launch to the International Space Station with the ExoLab-8 mission. Tagami remarked, “Lisa Turney will serve as the ExoLab-8 Astro_moji Mission Specialist leading an extraordinary virtual field trip experience and…

Bitmoji in Space!

We are excited to announce a fun project that we did with Bitmoji and the ISS US National Laboratory for Teachers and Students. More poses will come out next week as will more details about how YOU might be able to get you Bitmoji into space on our next mission in February! Stay tuned…     ** FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ** Toronto Canada For most teachers, the school year begins by creating an exciting and…