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.