The OQ Missions

Each year Orion’s Quest adds new “live” or near real time missions to our offerings.  While these current missions usually take place during a single semester all of the virtual missions (previously conducted in space) are available online throughout the school year.  All material and equipment, either unique to the mission or not available in the classroom, is supplied by Orion’s Quest.

Orion’s Quest is currently recruiting teachers for the live mission Biofilms in Space and in You supporting the work of Dr. Luis Zea of BioServe Space Technologies in Boulder, Colorado.  Dr. Zea and his team are conducting NASA supported research to characterize and search for potential solutions biofilm formation inside the International Space Station which can increase the risk of human illnesses.

Sensing Temperatures in Space.

Welcome to STS, our newest Orion’s Quest mission supporting the research of Dr. Firouzeh Sabri at the University of Memphis which will be conducted aboard the International Space Station in 2021.

Orion’s Quest Distant Learning Classroom

Put more SPACE in your day using these self-paced activities for students of all ages learning from home.

Orion’s Quest has a CµRE for the common classroom curriculum!

Place your students on the team of International Space Station researchers by enrolling your class in…

CµRE (Cancer Microgravity Research Experiment)

Orion’s Quest: Inspiring the Next Generation of Explorers.

Orion’s Quest (OQ) is an internet based, education program for upper elementary, middle and high school students. OQ employs current NASA research to reach and inspire the next generation of explorers.

Built By Teachers.

Orion’s Quest has been designed “by teachers, for teachers” with an understanding of student needs, curriculum requirements and the many demands on teachers today. Every aspect of the program has been developed with this in mind.