Space Station Explorers

We Connect People with the International Space Station

Space Station Explorers is managed by CASIS (the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space). We use our special access to the International Space Station (ISS) to create great educational experiences in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). We produce unique articles, lesson plans, and other resources about the scientists and astronauts who design and perform experiments in the U.S. National Lab aboard the ISS. We collaborate with many partner organizations to offer innovative programs that engage learners in authentic science practice while evoking the thrill of living in space!

How to Be a Space Station Explorer

Start Simple:

If anything on this site sparks your interest, just follow your curiosity! Discover the experiments and technologies currently on the ISS through short videos, articles, and interactives. Educators may also be interested in our programs and lesson plans.

Make and Do:

Try some simple hands-on activities in class, at home, or in other settings such as museums, libraries, and afterschool programs. Connect with programs that let you grow space-flown tomato seeds, enjoy amazing photos taken in orbit, and use amateur radio to talk directly with an astronaut on the ISS!

Aim Higher:

With time and teamwork, your achievements can really take off! Our more intense programs give students opportunities to train like an astronaut, learn to program microgravity robots, and even design experiments to fly to space! Educators can get more involved by joining our community of Space Station Ambassadors.