It has been a remarkably busy month for SSEP at the National Center for Earth and Space Science Education (NCESSE) and NanoRacks. It has included the return to Earth on Soyuz 35S of the Mission 3a Falcon I experiments payload on November 10, getting ready for the upcoming launch of the Mission 3b Falcon II […]
Falcon I Payload of Experiments Received in Houston, Overnighted by FedEx for Delivery to Student Flight Teams Wednesday, November 13, 2013
The Falcon I payload of 7 SSEP Mission 3a experiments returned to Earth aboard Soyuz 35S, with touchdown in Kazakhstan at 9:49 PM EST, Sunday November 10, 2013 (see November 10 Blog Post.) The payload was then air-freighted to NanoRacks in Houston, where the mini-labs were removed from the payload box. NanoRacks informed NCESSE tonight […]
3 Astronauts, Olympic Torch, and SSEP Falcon I Payload on Ground in Kazakhstan, 9:49 PM EST November 10, 2013
3:16 am EST, November 9, 2013, Astronaut Karen Nyberg Photographs Super Typhoon Haiyan from International Space Station
Potentially the strongest hurricane every recorded by humans on planet Earth, Super Typhoon Haiyan made landfall in the Philippines as a Category 5 with sustained winds of 195 mph, and gusts to 235 mph. American astronaut Karen Nyberg photographed Haiyan from ISS and posted the image below on Twitter at 3:16 am EST, November 9, 2013 – 6.5 […]
On Sunday, November 10, 2013, You’re Invited to Watch Live Right Here, Soyuz 35S Undocking and De-Orbit with SSEP Falcon I Payload of Experiments
On Sunday November 10, 2013, Soyuz 35S is scheduled for departure from the International Space Station, and de-orbit. It is expected to land on the plains of Kazakhstan at 9:50 pm EST Nov. 10 (8:50 am Kazakh time on Nov. 11) with Expedition 37 Commander Fyodor Yurchikhin (Russia), and Flight Engineers Karen Nyberg (NASA) and Luca […]
WATCH LIVE NOW: Astronauts Mastracchio, Tyurin, and Wakata, and Olympic Torch Arrive at ISS, Will Be Aboard for SSEP Mission 3b and 4 Experiments Payloads
Astronauts Rick Mastracchio (USA), Mikhail Tyurin (Russia), and Koichi Wakata (Japan) were launched aboard a Soyuz vehicle at 11:14 pm EST Wednesday, November 7, from Kazakhstan with the Olympic Torch aboard. Soyuz arrived at Station at 5:31 am EST today. Hatch opening is scheduled for 7:40 am EST, with live coverage starting at 7:15 am. […]
In Honor of the November 10, 2013, Return of Astronauts Yurchikhin, Nyberg, and Parmitano, and the SSEP Falcon I Experiments Payload, a Song by Canadian Astronaut Chris Hadfield (with a Little Help from David Bowie)
We started a tradition. At the beginning of each new SSEP flight opportunity, we now post on this blog the NASA Johnson Style video. It’s a way to get thousands of new student microgravity researchers and their communities into the spirit of this program. (Sound familiar Mission 5?) But why not post a powerful video […]
ISS Gets Crowded: This Thursday, November 7, 2013, Nine Astronauts, the Olympic Torch, and Prep for Soyuz 35S Return to Earth with Falcon I Payload
The NASA press release below, issued last Wednesday, October 30, provides a great sense of what’s coming up this week on the International Space Station, including the return of the SSEP Falcon I payload. It’s become quite the Grand Central Station in orbit. SSEP student flight teams are now preparing for the return of Falcon […]
The Flight of SSEP Falcon 1: ISS On-Orbit Flight Operations Update, Final Experiment to be Activated November 1, 2013
Follow along with the flight of Falcon 1, the SSEP Mission 3a payload of student experiments. The SSEP Falcon I payload of 7 experiments arrived on the International Space Station (ISS) at 8:45 am ET, September 29, 2013. Falcon I was ferried to ISS on the historic first flight of the Orbital Sciences Cygnus spacecraft. […]
Carried on Cygnus and Currently Aboard ISS, NCESSE is Honored to Present the 32 Mission Patches – Selected From 4,840 Submissions – For the 17 Communities of SSEP Mission 3
The National Center for Earth and Space Science Education, and Arthur C. Clarke Institute for Space Education, are proud and honored to present the 32 Mission Patches representing the 17 communities of SSEP Mission 3 to ISS, including SSEP’s first international community, Stonewall, Manitoba, Canada. The Mission Patches were transported to the International Space Station (ISS) as […]
SSEP Foundational Pedagogy We've Got to be that Light - A Gift to America's Teachers Symphony of Science Remix, NSTA Keynote Address, March 2011, Dr. Jeff Goldstein, NCESSE Director
From the SSEP National Blog
- Flight Operations Update: SSEP Missions 1 Through 6 to ISS 09. Dec, 2013
- Falcon I Payload of Experiments Received in Houston, Overnighted by FedEx for Delivery to Student Flight Teams Wednesday, November 13, 2013 12. Nov, 2013
- 3 Astronauts, Olympic Torch, and SSEP Falcon I Payload on Ground in Kazakhstan, 9:49 PM EST November 10, 2013 10. Nov, 2013
- 3:16 am EST, November 9, 2013, Astronaut Karen Nyberg Photographs Super Typhoon Haiyan from International Space Station 09. Nov, 2013
- On Sunday, November 10, 2013, You’re Invited to Watch Live Right Here, Soyuz 35S Undocking and De-Orbit with SSEP Falcon I Payload of Experiments 08. Nov, 2013
- For Mission 5 Student Researchers – A Challenge: Understanding Weightlessness – You Want Me to Take a Bathroom Scale Where? 16. Sep, 2013
- SSEP is Proud to Announce the Student Proposals Selected for Spaceflight on STS-134 30. Nov, 2010
- All SSEP Finalist Proposals Received and Off to SSEP National Step 2 Review Panel 19. Nov, 2010
- HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Launched June 7, 2010, SSEP Turns 2 08. Jun, 2012
- Announcing Communities Participating in SSEP Mission 1 to ISS, and NEW Flight Opportunity, Mission 2 to ISS 16. Nov, 2011
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