Space Shuttle Atlantis at the launch pad, getting ready for its targeted July 8 launch, and the
final flight of the U.S. Space Shuttle Program with 11 SSEP Experiments aboard.
Photo from @nasakennedy
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.