Author Archive | Jeff Goldstein

THE SOLUTION to the Mission 12 Student Challenge: Understanding Weightlessness – You Want Me to Take a Bathroom Scale Where?

To teachers starting Mission 12 to ISS, this challenge was posted on Wednesday, September 13, 2017. It is designed to help you get your students immersed in Mission 12 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 Tradition Continues – To the Students, Teachers, and Communities Starting SSEP Mission 12 to ISS, Welcome Aboard America’s and Canada’s Space Programs, NASA Johnson Style (with Some One Direction)

  It’s been a space program tradition since Mission 5 to ISS. Whenever we start a new SSEP flight opportunity, it’s time for NASA Johnson Style.  We can’t imagine a better video to get students (and teachers) in the frame of mind to start Mission 12 to ISS. To all Mission 12 Community Program Directors and […]

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SSEP Mission 12 to the International Space Station Has Begun: Welcome Aboard to 18,300 Participating Students Across 31 Communities in the U.S., Canada and Brazil

  The National Center for Earth and Space Science Education (NCESSE), and its international arm, the Arthur C. Clarke Institute for Space Education, are honored to announce the start of program operations for Student Spaceflight Experiments Program (SSEP) Mission 12 to the International Space Station (ISS) – the 14th SSEP flight opportunity since program inception […]

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For the 18,300(!) Student Researchers Now Engaged in SSEP Mission 12 to ISS – A Challenge for the Start of Program: Understanding Weightlessness – You Want Me to Take a Bathroom Scale Where?

To all SSEP Mission 12 student microgravity researchers, just before his return to Earth on Soyuz 33S, on May 13, 2013, Expedition 35 International Space Station Commander and Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield – the first Canadian to walk in space –released this video. Watch Chris (and his guitar) and see what weightlessness looks like. We are honored that we […]

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WATCH LIVE TODAY, 9/12/17: Launch of Three Astronauts to International Space Station, Coverage Begins 4:15 pm ET

  Provided below is the NASA Press Release covering launch operations, crew, and live coverage times on NASA TV for today’s launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, at 5:17 pm ET, and docking at ISS at 10:57 pm ET. You can watch live using the NASA TV portal below.   WATCH THE LAUNCH OF SOYUZ […]

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WATCH LIVE: Flight of SSEP Mission 11 America, Launching on SpaceX CRS-12, Monday, August 14, 2017, 12:31 pm ET

To readers – if you would like to wish the Mission 11 to ISS student researchers, their teachers, and their communities good luck on the launch of their experiments on SpaceX CRS-12 from Kennedy Space Center, Florida, you are invited to leave a comment below:)   The SSEP Mission 11 to ISS flight experiments payload America is […]

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WATCH LIVE: Flight of SSEP M10 Casper, Launching on SpaceX CRS-11, Today, June 1, 2017, 5:55 pm EDT

To readers – if you would like to wish the Mission 10 to ISS student researchers, their teachers, and their communities good luck on the launch today of their experiments on SpaceX CRS-11 from Kennedy Space Center, Florida, you are invited to leave a comment below:)   The SSEP Mission 10 to ISS flight experiments payload […]

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New Flight Opportunity for School Districts: Announcing Student Spaceflight Experiments Program (SSEP) Mission 12 to the International Space Station, Starting September 2017

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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ANNOUNCEMENT: 2017 SSEP National Conference, Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC, June 28-29, 2017

  The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum (NASM), the National Center for Earth and Space Science Education (NCESSE), and the Arthur C. Clarke Institute for Space Education are proud to host the seventh annual SSEP National Conference at the Museum on Wednesday, June 28 and Thursday, June 29, 2017. All students and student teams that were […]

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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.