Research In Space

Students and classrooms all over the world can now test their experiments in space.

The Universe Is Your Classroom

Contact us today to get started with an in-space research experiment!
Dare To Dream

It's Your Chance to Research In Space

Think outside the box. What discovery can you make in space? Now, think about how you will fit that idea inside an experiment box. Challenge accepted? Then let’s get started! 

Researching in space is exciting, challenging, unique and magical. With a touch of engineering, physics, mathematics and creativity, you can be the one making the next great discovery in space. Our researchers range from as young as elementary school, and all the way up to college and beyond. Grab your favorite science teacher, and see how you can research on Blue Origin’s New Shepard Space Vehicle and on the International Space Station! 

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From Our Awesome Students and Educators

  • Working on the AGAR DreamUp project has been a game changer for me. It opened my eyes to what I really love to do as well as advance my education in so many ways…Since the start of the project I have been able to present our research at several different research symposiums and meet a ton of other students doing amazing things as well as meet professionals in any fields…It helped me get an internship at the Space Science and Engineering Laboratory at Montana State University and the Google self driving…This project has helped me in so many ways. I owe a lot to this project.

    Kobi Hudson
    Student Lead Engineer, Rocky Mountain College
Minutes of Microgravity!

Blue Origin

NanoRacks Feather Frame

DreamUp gets unique access to NanoRacks’ research platform on New Shepard that allows students like you to conduct research! 

Launch...A Lot!

Launch your research frequently, to test out multiple designs – or, match a flight to upcoming classroom curriculum.


We provide the basics, and then you tell us what you need. Use the the Feather Frame, and gain access to robust control systems, cameras, data storage, electrical power, and vehicle data.

Uncover Mysteries

Discover the unknown in microgravity physics, gravitational biology, and Earth/atmospheric science!

Minutes in Microgravity

Each mission will experience 3-5 minutes of microgravity as the New Shepard capsule floats through suborbital space.

The Forefront of Exploration

Blue Origin is on the forefront of exploration, offering a reusable rocket (yes, it lands!) and then eventually flying astronauts (people like you!) to fly with your research, or just to look out the window back to Earth. 

The Most Unique Lab In The World

Research on the universe’s only in-orbit laboratory. The possibilities are endless when you take away gravity! 

Launch On A Big Rocket

DreamUp experiments are launched via NanoRacks on International Space Station Resupply Missions – so you can be on a SpaceX or Orbital ATK rocket up to space!

...And Then Come Back Home!

Bring your research back to Earth on the SpaceX Dragon vehicle and we’ll have it shipped to your classroom to analyze.


Astronauts on board the Space Station will run your experiment and follow specifics directions that you send to them. 

Spend A Long Time In Space...

A standard mission runs about 28 days in space – but perhaps your research will take longer? We can make that happen.

You Decide The Science

Want to see how plants grow in space? Or maybe how bacteria develops? Or perhaps how medicine changes in space? It’s all possible when using NanoLabs, MixStix, and more on the Space Station.

An Orbiting Classroom

International Space Station

Before you get started, check out some project ideas

Whether you are interested in making a mixture tube experiment, or using electronics and cameras in a NanoLab, there are a lot of important steps along the way. Check out what some other students have done in space and the ideas that they came up with.

Want Even More Ideas? We've got you covered.

Every single experiment we’ve launched to the Space Station via NanoRacks is listed with NASA. Click below to see the full scope – down to investigators, hypothesis, mission goals, and more.