THE SOLUTION to the Mission 14 Student Challenge: Understanding Weightlessness – You Want Me to Take a Bathroom Scale Where?

To teachers starting Mission 14 to ISS, this challenge was posted on Thursday, September 26, 2019. It is designed to help you get your students immersed in Mission 14 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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To All Student Researchers Now Engaged in SSEP Mission 14 to ISS – A Challenge for the Start of Program: Understanding Weightlessness – You Want Me to Take a Bathroom Scale Where?

 To all SSEP Mission 14 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 […]

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SSEP Mission 14 to the International Space Station Has Begun: Welcome Aboard to 29,300 Participating Students Across 33 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 14 to the International Space Station (ISS) – the 16th SSEP flight opportunity since program inception […]

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WATCH LIVE: Flight of SSEP Mission 13 ‘Gemini’, Launching on SpaceX CRS-18, Sunday, July 21, 2019, 7:35 pm ET

LAUNCH DELAY: SpaceX CRS-18 now scheduled to launch 6:24 pm ET Wednesday, July 24 Go to this Blog Post for details   To readers – if you would like to wish the Mission 13 to ISS student researchers, their teachers, and their communities good luck on the launch of their experiments on SpaceX CRS-18 from Kennedy […]

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At the top of the SSEP Homepage, there is a section titled “Multimedia”, which includes multimedia resources, each accessible by opening up a ‘toggle’. The multimedia section is meant to provide SSEP students, teachers, and their communities a real world connection to the International Space Station, its crew, and the fact that this vehicle is right […]

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New Flight Opportunity for School Districts: Announcing Student Spaceflight Experiments Program (SSEP) Mission 14 to the International Space Station, Starting September 2019

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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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 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.