NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA 94035

How to Join

Girls in grades 6 through 12 are eligible to join the Space Cookies VEX team. No prior experience is necessary, but all skill and experience levels are welcome! Our troop is girl-led with many leadership roles. In addition to robotics, our troop also offers various opportunities, including web design, photography, and videography.

Visiting the Lab & Joining the Team

Every year we host an Open House for girls interested in joining the team, followed by three consecutive lab visits. After the lab visits, potential new members may get an invitation to join the team. Once the new members accept the invitation and complete their paperwork, they can start attending troop meetings.

We will be holding our In-Person Open House on Saturday, March 2, 2024 from 3:00-5:00pm and Sunday, March 3, 2024 from 10:00am-12:00pm in Palo Alto, CA. If interested, please fill out the form below.

Girls will have the opportunity to meet our troop and try out robotics-related activities and parents will be able to attend an informational Q&A session for further questions about our robotics troop. 

In-Person Workshops

After the Open House, we will be hosting three in-person workshops: Design, Mechanical, and Programming. Attendance at these workshops is mandatory if you want to join our troop for the upcoming season. The dates and specifics of these workshops will be provided after our Open House. Until then, if you have any questions, feel free to email us at

For inquiries, please send us an email at