It’s now a space program tradition. Whenever we start a new SSEP flight opportunity, it’s time for NASA Johnson Style. It’s the video below that will get students and teachers in the frame of mind to start Mission 9 to ISS. We want everyone to recognize that what they are about to embark upon is very real.
We’d also like to expand the tradition. Just released on August 21, 2015, here is also the music video from One Direction’s Don’t Drag Me Down, filmed on location at NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston.
To all Community Program Directors and teachers across the SSEP Mission 9 communities, use these video to get your students ready to roll. Put them up on the big auditorium (or cafagymateria) screen, turn down the lights, and TURN UP the volume.
It’s our way of saying welcome to America’s and Canada’s Space Programs. We are now a ‘go’ for launch of the Endeavor payload of Mission 9 experiments in Spring 2016 – and you’re now living the adventure.
Real spaceflight all the time – that’s what we promised. In terms of STEM education for the 21st century, it’s the right stuff.
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 NanoRacks LLC, 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.
The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), and Subaru of America, Inc., are U.S. National Partners on the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program. Magellan Aerospace is a Canadian National Partner on the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program.