Archive | October, 2018

Crew Safe – Rocket Failure after 4:40 am ET Launch of Expedition 57 Crew, October 11, 2018

  October 11, 2018 RELEASE 18-089 NASA Statement on Soyuz MS-10 Launch Abort The following is a statement about Thursday’s Soyuz MS-10 launch aboard to the International Space Station: “The Soyuz MS-10 spacecraft launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan to the International Space Station at 4:40 a.m. EDT Thursday, Oct. 11 (2:40 p.m. in Baikonur) carrying […]

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Watch – Orbital Trajectory Takes ISS Directly Over Eye of Hurricane Michael, 12:58 pm ET Today, as it Makes Landfall as Category 4 Storm

Video taken from the International Space Station, October 10, 2018. View by expanding to full screen. Cameras outside the International Space Station capture views of Hurricane Michael at 12:58 p.m. EDT Oct. 10 from an altitude of 255 miles as the storm makes landfall as a major hurricane over the Florida panhandle. Download: Footage Credit:NASA […]

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THE SOLUTION to the Mission 13 Student Challenge: Understanding Weightlessness – You Want Me to Take a Bathroom Scale Where?

To teachers starting Mission 13 to ISS, this challenge was posted on Thursday, September 18, 2018. It is designed to help you get your students immersed in Mission 13 microgravity experiment design by first exploring with them the concept of microgravity (the technical term for the phenomenon of ‘weightlessness’). As promised, here is the solution to the Challenge. […]

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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.