This month, Assateague Voices celebrates “NASA November,” with a three-part series on the RockOn and RockSat-C and -X education programs at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility. For the third and final episode we highlight Cubes in Space, a RockOn and RockSat partner, and the only global STEM program that gives middle and high school students the opportunity to fly experiments aboard NASA sounding rockets and balloons. I spoke with Amber Agee-DeHart, founder and director of Cubes in Space, on the eve of this year’s RockOn launch. She shared with us the extent of Cubes’s global outreach, the depth and variety of student experimentation, potentially life-saving student research, the importance of grit, and the value of working with the Wallops education team.
Here’s our episode.
DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE:
Cubes in Space: cubesinspace.com
NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility: https://www.nasa.gov/wallops/
Wallops STEM Engagement: https://www.nasa.gov/wallops/stem/
RockOn and RockSat programs: https://www.nasa.gov/nasa-rocksat-program/