Program Overview


Sounding Rocket Mission

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Research Balloon Mission

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Key Dates and Deadlines for 2016/2017 Program


September 12th - Registration opens and Design Toolkit available to all registrants

October 10th - Entire Design Toolkit available to all registrants


January 6th - Registration closes

March 6th - Application for spaceflight proposals submitted

April 6st - Selected applicants notified

May 26th - Deadline to receive students experiments back at CiS

Late June - Launch of payloads from NASA Wallops Flight Facility, Virginia

Late August - Launch of balloon payloads from the NASA Columbia Scientific Balloon Facility at Fort Sumner, NM

Who is the Program For?

Students 11-18 years of age who:

Educators of students 11-18 years old who:

How Does the Program Work?

What Makes this Program Unique?

Why Participate?