Welcome to Cubes in Space! We appreciate your interest in the program, and we hope you and your students thoroughly enjoy the experience.
This year brings many changes and new additions. For those that participated previously, the most obvious change is the online course platform Thinkific. Since it is our first time ever using this platform, and it was a huge endeavor to migrate over to Thinkific, we may experience a few glitches at the onset. We ask for your patience as we may need to tweak here and there - it’s a learning curve for us too!
With this seventh year of Cubes in Space (we know - seven!), we had to implement a new business model to sustain the program. There are now four course offerings with different cost structures. We still have a FREE program, and it will always be free to submit Intent to Fly Forms and Applications for Spaceflight. In addition, we have BASIC, STANDARD and PREMIUM courses that differ in the amount of curricula and support resources provided. We are now providing a professional training certificate with two of the packages - that’s an exciting addition! The different course packages will provide the revenue we need to pay for launch and operational costs for the program. We did struggle with this decision, but there was no other choice if we wanted to continue the program for you and your students.
You will see a new look to the curriculum, presentations, videos and the Student Science and Engineering Notebooks. And of course, there is a big change to how the courses look. We hope you find the course easy to navigate. As usual, we welcome constructive feedback to continuously improve the program for you.
Dive in and get oriented with the new format and materials. We are tremendously excited and grateful to have you join this global Cubes in Space community!