The Only Global STEM Program for Students 11-18 years of Age
Providing Suborbital Flight Opportunities on NASA Missions.

Cubes in SpaceTM, a program by iEDU, provides students access to space to design, research and test experiments on NASA missions.

Cubes in Space is offered in collaboration with
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center - Wallops Flight Facility,
NASA's Langley Research Center, and Science Systems and Applications Inc.

Come Celebrate 10 Years of CiS!

In the summer of 2024, we hope you will join us for FlightFest2024 in Chincoteague, Virginia to celebrate an amazing 10 years of student ingenuity. Click below for exciting details!

Big Science in Little Cubes

Science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics (STEAM) knowledge and skills are seamlessly combined and applied in the design of these incredibly small experiments. Students use their imaginations and critical thinking skills to design experiments and research that connect to real world space or Earth-based problems.

Watch our Cubes in Space video


Grade school students send research in tiny cubes into space. In Virginia, 11- to 18-year-olds are preparing to send a 4x4 centimeter cube with dehydrated blood, and another one with an EpiPen, to see how it survives in space.


Watch the New England Sci-Tech Center video

Students LOVE Cubes in Space!

If you want to see authentic learning and
STEM in ACTION, check out this awesome video from New England SciTech describing their students' experiences with our program!


Gifted students at St. Brother André Elementary School in Ottawa have made a groundbreaking discovery through the "Cubes in Space" program: EpiPens don't work in space

Watch the CTV Ottawa video

Contest details here

2024 CiS Mission Patch Contest!

Get your creative cap on and design the 2024 Cubes in Space Mission Patches for our Sounding Rocket-10 (SR-10) and Research Balloon-9 (RB-9) missions.

Since Cubes in Space began in 2014, we have flown
over 1,300 experiments representing 2,600+ educators
and 24,000 students from 76 countries!

Deadline-Student Revisions to the Application for Spaceflight

We do NOT fly cubesats, nanosats or any other small satellites. This program is for non-university students to conduct scientific research. We will NOT select any "world's smallest satellite" or small-sat themed experiments or concepts for flight.