The Cubes in Space is a program to provide opportunities for students age 11 to 18 to design and build experiments that will be launched into space and near-space:

Cubes in Space™ is the only program in the world to provide students (ages 11-18) with a free opportunity to design experiments to be launched into space on a NASA rocket or balloon!

This is a Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) based global education program, enabling kids to learn about space exploration utilizing innovative problem-solving inquiry-based learning methods. By participating in this program, students and educators are provided with engaging content and activities in preparation for the design and development of an experiment to be integrated into a small cube.

This year, successful experiments/cubes will be launched into space via sounding rocket from NASA Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Virginia in late June 2017 or on a high altitude balloon launched from the NASA Columbia Scientific Balloon Facility at Fort Sumner, New Mexico in August 2017.

Since we first began the Cubes in Space program in 2014, we have had over 5000 participants from 37 countries, and counting! Come and join us!

The program is sponsored by education organization idoodlelearning in partnership with NASA.

idoodlelearning is proud to partner with the Colorado Space Grant Consortium with support from NASA’s Science Mission Directorate and Sounding Rocket Program Offices to bring Cubes in Space™ to this new generation of future inventors, scientists, engineers, artists and innovators.

idoodlelearning is excited to be working with NASA’s Balloon Program Office, to bring high altitude balloon opportunities to students around the world.

Here is the schedule for the next round of student experiments: Cubes In Space Overview.


2016 Cubes in Space launch of sounding rocket from Wallops Island, Virginia.