About Teachers in Space

Teachers in Space, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit educational organization which stimulates student interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) by providing their teachers with extraordinary space science experiences and industry connections.

Our professional development workshops for STEM teachers include personal and experimental flight opportunities, hands-on work with data sensors and remote device control, opportunities to meet and interact with scientists and developers at NASA and commercial space companies, and unique teaching materials and design contests to take back to the classroom.

Teachers In Space, Inc. sparks a transfer of passion for space science and exploration from teachers to their students, preparing and encouraging those students to pursue further education and exciting, rewarding careers in the emerging space industry.

"Your Surviving Space workshop at CAMI was the best professional development workshop I've attended in 20 years of teaching. The quality of the experiences plus the cutting edge classroom content provided by Scott Wiley and Sten Odenwald was exceptional and inspiring. Teachers in Space is the Best of the Best."

Matthew Pearce, Founding Science Department Chair of West Ranch High School
William S Hart School District, CA


  • TIS Hosts Gloversville High School Students at Serenity Satellite Test

    On Thursday, October 28th, 2021 students from Gloversville High School’s High Altitude Achievement club were invited to see how the Serenity orbital CubeSat underwent pre-flight testing at Innovative Test Solutions in Schenectady, NY. Students were treated to a tour of ITS’s state-of-the-art testing facility and the multitude of machines and equipment that they regularly use […]

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  • Mars Initiative & Teachers in Space

    A 2016 grant from the Mars Initiative enabled Teachers in Space to buy arduino equipment which we used to train our own teachers to lead workshops in New York City, Ashford CT, and at the Cosmosphere in Hutchinson, KS as well as at the Music City Eclipse Festival at Adventure Science in Nashville TN during […]

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  • TIS Serenity Satellite Launch: September 2nd 2021

    Teachers in Space is excited to be launching our first orbital educational CubeSat on Firefly Aerospace’s maiden voyage of their orbital rocket!

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  • Teachers in Space to Launch Serenity Satellite

    Teachers in Space (TIS) has secured a flight on Firefly Aerospace’s Alpha launch vehicle to send their educational Cube satellite, “Serenity”, into a low Earth orbit. Serenity will contain several experiments including Gloversville School Districts radiation experiment and Villanova University’s Blockchain technology experiment.

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2016-2018 Flight Experiments Program

Our previousPerlan program, starting in 2015, with experiments flown on the Airbus Perlan II stratospheric glider from 2016 to 2018 in Minden NV, and El Calafate, Argentina.

Learn more about the 14 teams that flew an experiment, their projects, and what they achieved.

2016-2018 Flight Experiments

Arduino Kits and CubeSat Frames available from the TIS Shop

If you'd like to try building your own experiment, you can pick up our TIS Arduino Kit or TIS CubeSat frame from the shop. Participants in this year's Flight Experiments Program get one of each with Module I, but if you have a larger class you can pick up some extras here.

TIS Shop

Taking Flight Essay Book

The book is finally here! The top essays from our contest have been compiled and are available for download. This eBook contains the top essays and images from the flight. Download yours!