Cubes in Space is the only global competition, offered at no-cost to students 11-18 years of age, to design and propose experiments to launch into space or a near space environment on a NASA sounding rocket or zero-pressure scientific balloon.
Immersive, longer-term educational experiences for students, educators or both!
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"Cubes in Space provides a phenomenal platform, which is both meaningful and student-centered, for increasing student interest in STEM; especially for girls. As an educator, this unique opportunity also enriches my personal interest in space education."
Margot Solberg Educator
"Cubes in Space is a part of my curriculum now. I am known for running this program. I love how it inspires students and gets them to think beyond their classroom walls. Typically, this type of program is for university students. I like how it is a real-world authentic experience for middle and high school students."
"My kids love space and are fascinated by the effect that microgravity, radiation, etc. have on materials and the human body. They love to design experiments and invent, so CIS is the best way to put all of that together with an awesome final project! CIS is a wonderful real-world experience which enhances a child's imagination, confidence, scientific knowledge, research skills, presentation skills, and reporting skills. We had a *blast* last year!"
Chery Kelly-Van DomelenEducator