The quest for space travel inspires STEM interest like no other endeavor. Firefly has promoted that interest by opening its doors to youth though Firefly Academy, the Base11 Challenge, and the Firefly International Rocket Event (FIRE).
Firefly is taking their STEM commitment literally to the next level, by announcing a global competition to host academic and educational payloads, free of charge, on the inaugural flight of the Firefly Alpha launch vehicle. The Dedicated Research and Education Accelerator Mission (DREAM) mission provides a unique opportunity to gain access to space. All ideas are welcome – from a child’s drawing, to a university science experiment, to a startup company cube sat. We encourage everyone to propose their idea for a DREAM payload to Firefly for consideration.
Alpha Flight 1, which will carry all the DREAM payloads is scheduled for launch on September 2, 2021. The launch window will be from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM Pacific. September 3, 2021 is scheduled as a backup launch date. Launch window to be determined as needed.