Cubes in Space - Student Airborne Science and Engineering Program

Event Date: 
Friday, February 14, 2020
Cubes in Space
Event Description: 

Airborne Science and Engineering Opportunity - Cubes in Space

Audience: STEAM Educators (Formal, Informal, Homeschool, Out-of-School) and Their Students

Registration Deadline: February 14, 2020


idoodlEdu inc., NASA's Wallops Fligtht Facility and NASA's Langley Research Center, along with the Colorado Space Grant Consortium, are offering a free STEAM project-based learning program for formal and informal educators and their students, 11-18 years of age.  Cubes in Space provides students the opportunity to design and compete to launch small experiments into space or near space.  Selected experiments will be launched via sounding rocket from Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia in late June 2020 and from a high-altitude scientific balloon by NASA's Columbia Scientific Balloon Facility in New Mexico in late 2020.  


Cubes in Space was designed with the learner AND educator in mind.  Our program is an authentic, hands-on/minds-on, inquiry-based learning experience with an opportunity to conduct real scientifc research and fly an experiment in space on a NASA mission in 2020.  The accompanying online environment offers a full curriculum, resources and activities to support diverse learners.  


Cubes in Space offers science centers, museums and other STEAM organizations a variety of opportunities from a FREE competition with support resources to the ability to purchase a cube that will fly on either mission. This gives organizations time and flexibility this late winter and spring to integrate components of Cubes in Space into existing or planned STEAM-based programs.  


If you are part of the NASA Museum Alliance and wish to participate but can't register by February 14, 2020, please contact us!  


For questions, contact or 1.571.377.8754 

To register, visit 

And check out our short, Cubes in Space promotional video!  



Event Type: 
Hands-on Activities
Open to the General Public?: 
Aeronautics Research,  Astrobiology,  Astronomy,  Earth,  Human Exploration and Operations,  Mars,  Space Technology,  _Other
_Other (please include the mission in your description)
Event Location: 

E Ames St, Hampton, VA 23665, USA

East Ames Street Langley Air Force Base
HamptonVirginia 23665
United States
Additional Comments: 
Contact us to inquire about partnership opportunities. We can train your staff and/or deliver camps and workshops for students and educators. Past and current partners include: the Canadian Aviation and Space Museum in Ottawa,Ontario; the Museum of Discovery and Science in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida; and the Universities Space Research Association (USRA) STEMAction Center in Columbia, Maryland.