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SSEP Mission 14 & 15 Experiments – Astronauts Complete Interactions at Undock Minus 5 Days Milestone

An Update on SSEP Spaceflight Operations – This is the Real Space Program SSEP Apollo and Skylab experiment payload crew interactions were conducted by ESA Astronaut and ISS Flight Engineer, Thomas Pesquet on schedule on Saturday, September 25, 2021. Pesquet interacted with 2 of 6 SSEP experiments. These interactions were pre-planned activities defined by the […]

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SSEP Mission 14 & 15 Experiments – Astronauts Complete Interactions at Undock Minus 14 Days Milestone

An Update on SSEP Spaceflight Operations – This is the Real Space Program SSEP Apollo and Skylab experiment payload crew interactions were conducted by NASA Astronaut and ISS Flight Engineer, Megan McArthur on schedule Thursday, September 16, 2021. McArthur interacted with 5 of 6 SSEP experiments. These interactions were pre-planned activities defined by the student […]

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SSEP Spaceflight Operations Update – Astronauts Activate Mission 14 and Mission 15 Experiments

 The SpaceX CRS-22 vehicle carrying experiments from the SSEP Apollo and Skylab payloads for Mission 14 and 15 to the International Space Station (ISS) blasted off from Space Launch Complex 39A (SLC-39A) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, at 1:29 pm EDT on Thursday, June 3, 2021. At 5:09 am EDT, Saturday, June 5, 2021, […]

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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.