Archive | December, 2010

SSEP National Press Release – STS-134 Experiments Selected, STS-135 Opportunity Announced

Download a PDF of this Press Release After reading this Press Release, be sure to read the New SSEP Homepage Subscribe to receive email updates on the SSEP using the Subscribe Box at the bottom of the right column. Student Experiments on Space Shuttle Endeavour Flight Attract National Attention in Bold New STEM Education Program […]

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New Pages at the SSEP Community Network Hubsite

We have just added two new pages at the SSEP Community Network Hubsite. There is now a page titled  “Selected Experiments on STS-134”, and a page “In Our Own Words” which captures thoughts from students, teachers, administrators, and funders on what the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program means to their community. If what you read on […]

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IMPORTANT NEW PAGE Dedicated to the Requirements of the Upcoming Fluid/Sample Compatibility Test

To all student flight experiment teams- As NCESSE received detailed information regarding the upcoming ITA Fluid/Sample Compatibility Test, we passed that information along in posts on this Blog, and created a new FAQ section dedicated to the test. But it has lead to basic information being disseminated piecemeal, and spread across multiple locations on this […]

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SSEP Step 2 National Review Board Comments Being Sent to Communities 1 Week Early, Allowing Student Teams to De-Brief Before Holidays

The National Center for Earth and Space Science Education (NCESSE; is today sending the formal Step 2 Review Board comments back to the student teams for the 43 finalist proposals reviewed. NCESSE has worked to get the comments back a week in advance of the scheduled December 15 deadline so that proposing teams, lead […]

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Delay of STS-134 Launch, and December 2010 Fluid/Sample Compatibility Test – Vital for Student Experiments Chosen for Flight – PROCEEDING as Previously Scheduled

Last Friday, December 3, 2010, a NASA press conference addressed the ongoing problems with STS-133, the final flight of Shuttle Discovery, which was originally to launch in November 2010. Discovery’s launch has now been delayed until at least February 3, 2011. The impact on STS-134, Shuttle Endeavour’s final flight carrying the SSEP student experiments, is […]

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The Student Spaceflight Experiments Program (SSEP) is a program of the National Center for Earth and Space Science Education (NCESSE) in the U.S., and the Arthur C. Clarke Institute for Space Education internationally. It is enabled through a strategic partnership with DreamUp PBC and NanoRacks LLC, which are working with NASA under a Space Act Agreement as part of the utilization of the International Space Station as a National Laboratory. SSEP is the first pre-college STEM education program that is both a U.S. national initiative and implemented as an on-orbit commercial space venture.