The Stanford Student Space Initiative (SSI) is a completely student-run organization founded in 2013 with the mission of giving future leaders of the space industry the hands-on experience and broader insight they need to realize the next era of space development.


SSI is the largest project-based group on Stanford’s campus. We’re the gathering place for people who want to act on their interests in space. Since 2013, we’ve flown experiments with NASA, built multiple CubeSats, launched high altitude balloons, certified students for high powered rocketry, hosted over 100 speakers at talks and conferences, been featured in media like Popular Science, and helped our members intern and work at top aerospace companies and organizations.