Archive | March, 2016

New Flight Opportunity for School Districts: Announcing Student Spaceflight Experiments Program (SSEP) Mission 11 to the International Space Station, Starting September 2016

Download a PDF of this Press Release Watch Video Clips describing SSEP: Clip 1 (NASA), Clip 2 (NASA)    After reading this Press Release, 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 […]

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THE SOLUTION to the Mission 10 Student Challenge: Understanding Weightlessness – You Want Me to Take a Bathroom Scale Where?

To teachers starting Mission 10 to ISS, this challenge was posted a week ago on Tuesday, February 23, 2016. It is designed to help you get your students immersed in Mission 10 microgravity experiment design by first exploring with them the concept of microgravity (often referred to as the phenomenon of ‘weightlessness’). As promised, here is the […]

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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.