Archive | March, 2015

New Flight Opportunity for School Districts: Announcing Student Spaceflight Experiments Program (SSEP) Mission 9 to the International Space Station for 2015-16 Academic Year

Download a PDF of this Press Release Watch Video: A Program Overview After reading this Press Release, be sure to carefully read the SSEP Homepage that serves as an Executive Summary for the program To receive email notification of breaking program news, subscribe to the SSEP National Blog  using the Subscribe Box at the bottom of the […]

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WATCH LIVE: ISS Change of Command, Astronaut Return to Earth, and a Fitting Song

International Space Station (ISS) Expedition 42 Commander Barry Wilmore (USA), and Flight Engineers Alexander Samokutyaev (Russia) and Elena Serova (Russia) will be returning to Earth on Wednesday, March 11, 2015, in a Soyuz spacecraft. You can watch LIVE, in the NASA TV window below, the ISS change of command ceremony on March 10, and hatch closure, undocking, […]

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THE SOLUTION to the Mission 8 Student Challenge: Understanding Weightlessness – You Want Me to Take a Bathroom Scale Where?

To teachers starting Mission 8 to ISS, this challenge was posted a week ago on Wednesday, February 25, 2015. It is designed to help you get your students immersed in Mission 8 microgravity experiment design by first exploring the concept of microgravity (often referred to as the phenomenon of ‘weightlessness’). As promised, here is the solution to […]

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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.