Tomorrow 1,000 Australian high school students will make history as their experiments become Australia’s first mission to the International Space Station.

You read that right: the first Australian science performed on the International Space Station will be undertaken by 1,000 Australian high school students. That’s made of awesome.

As a small supporter of the CubeRider team I’m stoked to see this lean tech startup launch… and I really mean launch.

I know they will inspire interest and careers in STEM among Australian high school students and this will have a material impact on the development of a domestic space research and launch industry in Australia.

Follow the launch live on video tomorrow and learn more at

I’m Alan Jones, an EiR for startup accelerators, GP at M8 Ventures. Previously investor, founder, and early Yahoo PM. Opinions mine (but should also be yours).

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