Archive | June, 2015

Loss of SpaceX CRS 7 and Mission 7 Odyssey

SpaceX CRS-7 suffered a critical failure and exploded about 1 minute after launch with complete loss of vehicle. We are expecting a post-event News Conference on NASA TV but currently the expectation is no earlier than 12:30 pm ET. A NASA TV portal is provided below. After the explosion all visitors at the Kennedy Space Center […]

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WATCH LIVE: Launch of SSEP Mission 7 Odyssey, TODAY 10:21 am ET

Today, at 10:21 am ET, SpaceX CRS-7 is launching from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, adjacent to Kennedy Space Center. The vehicle carries the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program (SSEP) Mission 7 to ISS Odyssey payload of student experiments. The National Center for Earth and Space Science Education (NCESSE) invites you to watch the launch live, […]

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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.