To Mission 2 to ISS Student Researchers and Teacher Facilitators: The Mission 2 FAQ Just Posted

The FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) for Mission 2 to ISS was just posted by Dr. Harri Vanhala, NCESSE’s Flight Operations Manager for SSEP. It includes lots of questions asked by student researchers, and Dr. Harri’s thoughtful answers. All Mission 2 student researchers and their teacher facilitators should carefully review the FAQ. While it is long, the best approach is to read each question, and read the answer if the question is of interest.

But more generally, going through the FAQ in detail provides a great set of ‘Teachable Moments’ regarding real microgravity research, addressing multiple categories, including: experiments in microgravity, allowable experiment samples (fluids and solids) relative to NASA Flight Safety Review, mini-lab operation, experiment design, the timeline for experiments aboard ISS, and general questions regarding the SSEP experiments and proposal writing.

Thank you Dr. Harri!

The Mission 2 to ISS FAQ is a sub-page of the Teacher and Student Proposer Resouces page, accessed using the “Resources” button in the navigation banner at the top of each SSEP webpage.

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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.