Archive | June, 2012

NASA TV Coverage of Soyuz 29S Return to Earth, July 1, 2012; SSEP Aquarius Payload of Mission 1 to ISS Experiments Aboard

NASA TV will be providing live coverage of the return to Earth of the Soyuz 29S spacecraft with astronauts Oleg Kononenko (Russia), Don Pettit (USA), and Andre Kuipers (ESA). Also aboard the vehicle will be the SSEP Aquarius payload of experiments that was launched on SpaceX Dragon on May 22, 2012. If you’ve been following […]

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In Our Own Words – SSEP Student Researcher Ryan Puri at Kennedy Space Center Press Site for Launch of SpaceX Dragon, May 2012

Student Spaceflight Experiments Program (SSEP) Co-Investigator Ryan Puri was part of the delegation from San Marino High School, in San Marino, CA, that was in attendance for the May 19, 2012, launch attempt of the SpaceX Dragon vehicle. The Aquarius payload of SSEP Mission 1 to ISS experiments aboard Dragon included the San Marino experiment: […]

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SSEP Mission 1 Payload Status Update

The SSEP Mission 1 payload, Aquarius, arrived at the International Space Station (ISS) aboard the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft on May 25, 2012. Over the past month, ISS crew members have worked with the payload, activating and deactivating experiments, as required. During this time, real microgravity science experiments designed by student teams from across the United […]

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In Our Own Words – Right Place, Right Time, Dr. Barrett Caldwell, NASA Indiana Space Grant Consortium Director at SpaceX Launch, May 22, 2012, “No bucks, No Buck Rogers”

Since SSEP began 2 years ago, we have periodically invited guest bloggers to write essays on what this program has meant to their communities. A list of these essays is found at the top of the In Our Own Words page, at the SSEP Community Network Hubsite. We recently invited SSEP attendees at Kennedy Space Center […]

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Student Microgravity Experiments Selected to Fly Aboard First Operational Flight of SpaceX Dragon in September 2012

  11 Experiments Chosen from over 1,100 Proposed will Fly to International Space Station Via Commercial STEM Education Initiative For Immediate Release June 7, 2012 Program Description Video Clip NEW NASA video on SSEP Download a PDF of this Release WASHINGTON – The National Center for Earth and Space Science Education (NCESSE) in partnership with […]

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NCESSE and the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum Present the Student Research Teams Attending the 2012 SSEP National Conference, July 2-3

                      The National Center for Earth and Space Science Education (NCESSE) and the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum (NASM) are proud to present the student research teams presenting at the 2012 SSEP National Conference at the Museum on July 2 and 3, 2012. Student teams from three SSEP […]

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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.