Author Archive | Jeff Goldstein

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: https://go.nasa.gov/2yeePqK 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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Super Typhoon Trami from ISS

Super Typhoon Trami as seen from the International Space Station. Photograph taken 19 hours ago by ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst and posted on Twitter. Click on the image to zoom. Follow all the astronauts currently on Station on Twitter via this aggregated feed.     The Student Spaceflight Experiments Program (SSEP) is a program of […]

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To All Student Researchers Now Engaged in SSEP Mission 13 to ISS – A Challenge for the Start of Program: Understanding Weightlessness – You Want Me to Take a Bathroom Scale Where?

To all SSEP Mission 13 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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SSEP Mission 13 to the International Space Station Has Begun: Welcome Aboard to 21,300 Participating Students Across 38 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 13 to the International Space Station (ISS) – the 15th SSEP flight opportunity since program inception […]

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Hurricane Florence from the International Space Station

  Video taken from the International Space Station, 8:10 am ET, September 10, 2018 View by expanding to full screen. At 8:10 a.m. Eastern time, Sept. 10, cameras on the International Space Station captured views of Hurricane Florence. NASA satellites track the storm: https://go.nasa.gov/2CEmDGQ | Download video: https://go.nasa.gov/2Ql555y Florence is moving in a westerly direction […]

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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.