SSEP Program Director, and Center Director for the National Center for Earth and Space Science Education (NCESSE), Jeff Goldstein will be attending the National Science Teachers Association Conference in Kansas City October 28-29, 2010. He is delivering the conference keynote address, titled Science Education: Conceptual Understanding at an Emotional Level. While in Kansas City, Jeff […]
Archive | October, 2010
The launch of STS-134 has been slid one day from February 26 to February 27, 2010. Read about the “traffic jam” at Space.com. The date has been updated across this website. The NASA STS-134 Mission Information page has specific details on the flight profile for Endeavour.
The STS-134 Flight Experiment FAQ now contains lots of good information based on exceptional questions from students and teachers across the SSEP participating communities. This includes valuable information on how samples are turned over to ITA; how samples are harvested on Shuttle landing and turned over to student teams; mini-lab operation; and information on the […]
A Podcast on the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program (SSEP) has just been posted at the 365 Days of Astronomy website. Bob Hirshon, Senior Project Director for Media Programs at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) recently interviewed Dr. Jeff Goldstein, NCESSE Center Director, and the creator of the SSEP National Program. The […]
On August 31, 2010, the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program officially became operational, with grade 5-12 student-designed experiments scheduled to fly on Shuttle Endeavour, the flight of STS-134, launching February 26, 2011. Over the last month, 16 communities have formally come aboard as the SSEP Community Network; the SSEP website (http://ssep.ncesse.org) has been fully revised; and […]