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Live Training

NAIF offers in-person SPICE training classes in the U.S. every 12-18 months. Normally these classes are conducted at a hotel in the vicinity of JPL. Occasionally they take place on the U.S. East Coast and at international space agencies.

SPICE training classes are free of charge, but students must pay for all travel, lodging and per diem costs. Attendance is generally open to all, but may be limited according to room size or for other reasons.

It may be possible to hold classes elsewhere, with support from the host and with NASA approval. If you are interested in SPICE training classes you might talk to your space agency's management about hosting a local training class.

Currently there isn't a SPICE class scheduled in the next few months but NAIF is considering conducting a class on the East Coast in the fall of 2024.

Self Training

Self training is another option you might consider. This option makes use of the same tutorials and lessons used in the live training classes. The programming lessons contain helpful tips and drawings, and all needed data. They also contain the code "solutions" and expected numeric results. So this really is a viable second choice.

No Video Training

Because of the importance of the hands-on programming lessons that are part of the SPICE training, NAIF does not offer a recorded (e.g. YouTube) training.

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