Archive | May, 2011

To all SSEP Student Flight Experiment Teams Across the Nation: STAND BY! Endeavour Scheduled to Land at KSC 2:35 am EDT, June 1

OK, this is what you’ve all been waiting for. Your experiments are currently scheduled to return to Earth on Endeavour at 2:35 am EDT, Wednesday, June 1, 2011. ITA is now ready to receive the payload at the NASA Space Life Sciences (SLS) Lab at KSC, and begin harvesting operations. NASA informed ITA to expect […]

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SSEP is Proud to Announce the Student Proposals Selected for Spaceflight on STS-135, the Final Flight of the U.S. Space Shuttle Program

We believe that learners must see themselves in the stories we tell, and experience scientific exploration through their own involvement. We also believe that it takes a community to educate a child… and a network of communities to reach a generation. From: Dr. Jeff Goldstein, SSEP National Program Director Center Director, National Center for Earth […]

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Update: Schedule for Harvesting STS-134 Experiment Samples

The STS-134 Harvesting of Experiment Samples page has been updated to reflect the new harvesting schedule based on the current landing date of Endeavour of 2:32 am on Wednesday, June 1. You can access the page at: All STS-134 teams are urged to review the schedule, which has the experiment samples arriving at the […]

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Critical Update for SSEP on STS-135: Tentative Selection of Flight Experiments, FS/C Test, and Launch Delay

Tentative Selection of Flight Experiments The SSEP National Step 2 Review Board met at the Carnegie Institution of Washington in downtown Washington, DC, on Wednesday and Thursday, May 18 and 19. The Board tentatively selected a student flight experiment for each of the 11 communities participating in SSEP on STS-135. Most of the Board members […]

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SSEP Operations Update: MDA Mini-Lab Activation on Endeavour begins 3:45 am EDT Tuesday, May 17

NCESSE has been informed that the MDA mini-Laboratory containing the SSEP experiments is scheduled to be activated aboard Endeavour early Tuesday morning, May 17. The first slide of the MDA blocks will take place at 3:45 am EDT. The second slide of the blocks, which will activate all Type 2-Prime experiment slots, will take place […]

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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.