We have just learned that 21 hours ago International Space Station Commander Scott Kelly made public via Twitter that a dangerous animal had escaped on Station. Video taken by the astronauts is provided below. We are awaiting word that the animal was captured and crew are now safe.
— Scott Kelly (@StationCDRKelly) February 23, 2016
Commander Kelly’s Twitter feed: @StationCDRKelly
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.