NanoRacks has just informed us that the MDA payload for STS-134 is now aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour, and we are all ready for launch tomorrow afternoon. Congratulations to all student teams for their hard work preparing the experiments for flight!
Archive | April, 2011
The National Center for Earth and Space Science Education (NCESSE), and NanoRacks, LLC, are proud to pass on word from NASA that the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program (SSEP) is now featured at the NASA.gov website. Besides the main article, there is a separate feature article—written by the communities themselves—for 13 of the 16 SSEP communities […]
We have just completed the Live Coverage of SSEP on STS-134 page. Please visit the page to see all the (way cool) available resources. We now have Student Voices of Mission Control operational for 8 communities: Shelton, Lincolnwood, El Paso, Chicago (WELCOME ABOARD SSEP, CHICAGO!), Broward County, and Crown Point (WELCOME ABOARD SSEP, CROWN POINT!), […]
Watch LIVE! You might see Nick Fingland, Ron Jones, and John Cassanto. The lower MDA block is loaded first. Then the MDA upper block is loaded. There are 3 Type 1 Experiment Slots, which are all loaded in the upper block. Loading sequence for MDA lower block, starting about 3:!5 pm EDT (13 Type 2-Prime lower wells): Orange County, […]
Here is a good overview of the STS-134 crew with links. See: Meet shuttle Endeavour’s six-man crew, Spaceflight Now, April 25, 2011.
STS-134 SSEP experiments being integrated into the MDA mini-laboratory at the NASA Space Life Sciences Lab. Jump to live feed: http://ssep.ncesse.org/communities/live-coverage-of-ssep-on-sts-134/video-coverage-of-sts-134/ Send the link to friends and family:) Why, yes, it’s really happening.
See Spaceflight Now: http://www.spaceflightnow.com/shuttle/sts134/110426gallery/
The Launch Plans for STS-134 page has been updated as of 6:00 am April 26. The schedule for the SSEP Community Network Meeting is now locked in. We were unable to get an astronaut to speak. The meeting data was unfortunately in conflict with their availability. But the meeting agenda has now gone through a […]
To: Students engaged in the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program, their Teachers, their Families, and their Communities From: Jeff Goldstein, Center Director, National Center for Earth and Space Science Education Mommy, do you remember long ago what it was like when the Space Shuttle was still flying? It will come to pass. Soon these storied vehicles […]
NCESSE has received a few questions regarding where to find the all-important proposal review criteria used by both the Step 1 Review Board (established by your community) and the Step 2 Review Board (established by NCESSE). For information on this process, read The Flight Experiment Design Competition page. As is the case for proposals submitted […]