Connect your students to science in space!

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing, and celebrate President Kennedy’s vision for new frontiers in science and the technological vision that got us there, the JFK Library Foundation is partnering with Raytheon and the International Space Station U.S. National Laboratory to provide educators in schools and afterschool programs across the country with new ways to inspire moonshot thinking among middle and high school students through space exploration.

The JFK Space Labs program uses state-of-the-art technology and equipment to help students learn and explore core concepts in Earth and space science, biology and other STEM fields. The program features direct access to experiments on the International Space Station (ISS) National Lab. These student-based ISS experiments are part of programs focused on Earth observation, robotics, genetics, plants, microgravity research, and more.

The JFK Space Labs presented by Raytheon provides you with a JFK Space Lab that includes: access to free ISS National Lab programs; a kit of ISS National Lab and JFK Library Foundation materials; and email updates on current space-themed events and new ISS National Lab educational products and activities.

To launch your JFK Space Lab, register here and click here to see more information on the full range of ISS National Lab educational programs and experiments.   

For more information or if you have questions about the JFK Space Lab program please email

Raytheon and JFK Space Labs

The JFK Space Labs programs are made possible through a generous contribution from Raytheon. 

Raytheon is providing grants to five schools in communities across the United States that will allow them to purchase equipment to further augment their JFK Space Labs. Raytheon chose these schools based on their need, the community they serve, and being named after President Kennedy.  

Raytheon is also funding the distribution of JFK Space Labs materials to Boys and Girls Clubs across the country that will provide STEM-based education opportunities to communities during the summer months.


JFK Space Labs are powered by the JFK Library Foundation, Raytheon, and the International Space Station