Mission Statement: To design, build, test, and launch into space North Carolina’s first CubeSat by 2023.
Vision Statement: To collaborate with students, educators, community & business leaders to grow interested in STEM, Aero & Astro space initiatives in Johnston Co. & North Carolina.
About Our Team
This journey started as the team’s original members met through FIRST, the largest STEM-based robotics organization in the world for K-12 students. The team was created as a branch of f(x) Robotics, and you can see many aspects of the robotics team through the signature f(x) and fox. We are the first CubeSat team from the state of North Carolina, but hopefully not the last. We wish to inspire other schools and communities to begin their journey to space. We hope our passion and excitement to make history, learn, and explore passes on to everyone we meet!
Currently, the team consists of 15 members, but we are still recruiting and accepting from all different schooling systems around the county. Our members attend, but are not limited to: Smithfield-Selma HS, Cleveland HS, North Johnston HS, Neuse Charter School, JJC Early College Academy, and are homeschooled. We encourage you to stay with us throughout the experience by either, joining our CubeSat team, donating, or following us through social media.
Please read our other about pages to learn more about NASA’s CubeSat program, or about the teams that we are partnering with to make this all possible!
Written by: Janet and Imdad
Here’s what our team has to say about the ongoing experience and what they look forward to:
“I am looking forward to the journey of designing and building a CubeSat. The fact that we have the opportunity to send something into space that we made ourselves is incredible.”
“I’m proud to be part of such an amazing and dedicated community of both adults and children. I can’t wait to see how far these bright minds go when I graduate.”
“They always told us: “Shoot for the stars.” We are taking it literally.”
“An amazing opportunity that will leave a lasting impression.”
“Looking forward to having a blast and making new friends and hopefully make a difference in the world.”
“To start the journey that often begins with existential questions about the universe and the desire for answers.”
“We’re going to freaking space.”
“When are we going again?”
“We’re about to do a pro-astronaut move, a cube in space. The world may be big but we're gonna make it bigger one Sat at a time.”
“Reaching for the moon and landing among the stars.”
“I love all of these quotes. We should use them all." - Angela (Coach)