The Media Lab Space Exploration Initiative is driven by an effort to democratize the future of space exploration. As such, we are committed to the development of meaningful, learning-centered engagement endeavors related to advancing an open and hackable new space age.
In Spring 2018, we launched the Climate CubeSat Co-building Outreach Program (C3)— a cohort of 20 Boston-area high school students who were tasked with designing, building, testing, and deploying an engineering CubeSat model that makes climate science measurements. This local program serves as a test-bed for plans to scale C3 efforts nationally and internationally.
This online platform serves to provide resources necessary for learning communities - classrooms, libraries, and more - to begin, discuss, and document the CubeSat build process, share or retrieve data, and find other educational materials related to space exploration and investigation.