NanoRacks currently operates the world’s first commercial laboratory in space, serving the education, basic research and commercial research communities.
Our commercial ISS laboratory serves internal payloads at all price points, from basic student opportunities at $15,000 to $100,000 and up for advanced hardware.
Our Educational Partners
- The Conrad Foundation – DreamUp Program
- NCESSE’s national space STEM program: SSEP
- Valley Christian Schools ISS project
- ISS National Laboratory Education program
Our DreamUP! program was created with enthusiasm and–truth be told–little planning. But we have been successful beyond our wildest dreams.
Download the DreamUp Flyer pdf to find out more about our student space research opportunities.
DreamUP! has already realized one of our key objectives: to create a commercial space STEM program. What we did not anticipate was that it would take place on a national level. But that is exactly what has happened thanks to Jeff Goldstein and the National Center for Earth and Space Science Education (NCESSE).
Students from the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program preparing for microgravity research onboard the ISS, where all experiments take place inside individual wells of a 2U NanoLab. Visit the SSEP web site which details the planning and the robustness of their curriculum.
In five months of pre-mission planning over 20,000 students have been given the chance to do science in space because of this NCESSE program. Looking forward, DreamUP! will be working with NCESSE to create a multi-year program aboard the ISS U.S. National Laboratory. Contact the NCESSE if your school would like to participate.
And we have to make mention of the trail set by our friends at Valley Christian Schools, which became the first high school in the nation to undertake a commercial project onboard the International Space Station. We know that for VCS, this is only the first step.