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 new Experiment Design and Ground-truth Block that 14 of 16 participating communities now have as a design tool.
The SSEP National Team urges students and teachers to read the FAQ, and check back regularly. In each category on the FAQ, new questions will always be added at the end of the list.
How to Submit a Question
If you have a question that is not already addressed on the FAQ, it is important to pass your question directly, and only to, the SSEP National Program Manager, Dr. Harri Vanhala. You can do that by either using the Contact Page at this website or sending your question to email@example.com. Dr. Harri will respond within 24 hours or less if it is a question that does not require the technical expertise of ITA. If it does, Dr. Harri will forward to ITA for a response, and we will try to get an answer back to you within 48 hours. If the question is appropriate for the FAQ, Dr. Harri will post on the FAQ shortly after responding to you.
Again, remember to check back at the FAQ regularly.
The SSEP on-orbit research opportunity is enabled through NanoRacks LLC, which is working in partnership with NASA under a Space Act Agreement as part of the utilization of the International Space Station as a National Laboratory.