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Dream Flight USA

» Upcoming Visits

Weyauwega Elementary, April 25

Ashland Lady of the Lakes, April 28 AM

Ashland Primary School, April 28 PM

Ashland Primary School, April 29

Ashland Middlw School, April 30

Port Wing Middle School, May 1

Ashland Middle School, May 2

Operation Military Kids-UW Eau Claire - May 3

Check out the up-to-date mission schedule by clicking here.

To schedule a mission, please call 715-845-6392, or e-mail Dream Flight USA.

» Meet the Crew

Sharon Ryan

Sue Bushman Teacher

Sandy Smith Teacher

Jack Gostisha

John Birnbaum Teacher

Bonnie Grueneberg
Mission Control & Driver

Dale Rachu: Driver

Harry Vogel: Driver

Keith Karow

Doug Hogden
Crew Chief



» Vehicle Facts
  • Length: 45 feet
  • Weight: 44,000 pounds
  • Height: 13 feet 1.5 inches
  • Width: 8 feet 6 inches
  • Range: 1400 miles
  • Climate controlled
  • On board heating system
  • On board air conditioning
  • Hangar: Progressive Travel, Mosinee, WI
The Dream Flight USA Foundation is organized and operated exclusively for educational purposes as specified in Section 501(C)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Tax-deductible donations may be made to the Dream Flight USA Foundation. Our address is: Dream Flight USA Foundation, 500 First Street, Suite 2300, Wausau, WI 54403

Another Mission Accomplished. The STEM Shuttle has returned home to be prepared for several spring missions. Friday, April 4, the shuttle and crew spent the day at the Manawa, WI Elementary School. (Above) More pictures can be seen here and on the Dream Flight USA Facebook Page.

(Mission Control) Mission Accomplished! The STEM Shuttle docked at the Shiocton, WI Elementary School Thursday, April 3. More pictures can be seen here, a photo album of the mission can be seen on the Dream Flight USA Facebook Page.

»Students Working On the Future!


18 STEM Shuttle missions are planned between now and the first week in June. Please see the Schedule page for the latest shuttle schedule.


» Scheduling the S.T.E.M. Shuttle

The Dream Flight USA S.T.E.M. Shuttle may soon be coming to your area. The Spirit of Education visits communities in Wisconsin and occasionally journeys outside the state as well.

E-mail mission control if you would like information on scheduling the S.T.E.M. shuttle for your school or event.

Here is some information on planning a visit to your school, including fees. Please click here.

For information on planning a shuttle mission to your community event, parade, air show or business activity, please click here.

For information on the communities that have been visited by the shuttle since its first mission in 2006, please click here.

Dream Flight USA

Turning your classroom into a planet, and involving your community in your classroom are just two of the many concepts explained in the 38-page lesson plan, “Dream Flight One, The Teacher's Resource Guide to Teaching Space in the Classroom", created by the founder of Dream Flight USA, 5th grade teacher Sharon Ryan.

Click here for more information about the Lesson Plan. Order by mail: Dream Flight USA Foundation, PO Box 1931, Wausau, WI 54403. The lesson plan is available for only $49.95.

» Feedback From Schools & Events
Learning on the Shuttle
Students work at one of the stations on board the Dream Flight USA shuttle.

What do teachers say about Dream Flight USA?

WOW! I had my class onboard today and the time just flew!! I knew it was great for the kids when I had time to realize that in over 2 hours, not one child asked to go to the bathroom!! When does that ever happen during a regular 2 hour time period?
--Bonnie G. 4th Grade Teacher

Visit the "Testimonials" page for more comments.


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