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 participating on the flight of STS-134.
We are honored that NASA has worked so long and hard to feature this program, and embraced so warmly what it is achieving for students, teachers, families, and communities across America. We are deeply honored that SSEP is part of these historic final two flights of the U.S. Space Shuttle Program. We are deeply honored to work with 27 dedicated communities—16 on STS-134 and 11 on STS-135—that have made this program their own. And we are moved with the realization that some of the students touched by this program may one day enter the NASA workforce, and enter this nation’s rank of scientists and engineers, with the capacity of propelling human exploration to bold new frontiers.
We invite you to read about SSEP—the students, the teachers, the communities—in their own words.
To enter the feature article from the main NASA site, go to http://www.nasa.gov, and in the top navigation banner under the NASA logo, either click on “For Educators” or “For Students”. It is featured at both landing sites.
Dr. Jeff Goldstein, SSEP Program Director
Center Director, National Center for Earth and Space Science Education
Jeffrey Manber, Managing Director