How to See ISS Fly Over Your Town – While the Mission 7 Odyssey II Experiments Are Aboard

  Teachers, please pass this post on to your students so they may explore this remarkable sighting opportunity with their parents and families. Depending on your location you might be able to see the International Space Station fly over your town while Student Spaceflight Experiments Program (SSEP) Mission 7 Odyssey II experiments are aboard. Odyssey II […]

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VIDEO: In Honor of the Launch of Mission 7 Odyssey II at 4:43 pm EDT Today, Breathtaking ‘Time Lapse Earth’, Filmed by Astronauts Aboard ISS

  Today marks the ultimate milestone in the lifecycle of a SSEP Mission – launch day. In this case, the launch of the Odyssey II payload of Mission 7 flight experiments. Today we depart Earth and truly venture to the frontiers of space, and in celebration, we thought it would be a good time to share this video by […]

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SSEP FLIGHT OPERATIONS UPDATE: The Flight of Odyssey II, the SSEP Mission 7 Payload Launching April 8, 4:43 pm ET

At 4:43 pm EDT, Friday, April 8, 2016, SpaceX CRS-8 is scheduled to launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL, adjoining NASA’s Kennedy Space Center en route to the International Space Station. Aboard the Dragon spacecraft will be the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program (SSEP) Odyssey II payload of 25 student experiments. These experiments were originally […]

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New Flight Opportunity for School Districts: Announcing Student Spaceflight Experiments Program (SSEP) Mission 11 to the International Space Station, Starting September 2016

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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THE SOLUTION to the Mission 10 Student Challenge: Understanding Weightlessness – You Want Me to Take a Bathroom Scale Where?

To teachers starting Mission 10 to ISS, this challenge was posted a week ago on Tuesday, February 23, 2016. It is designed to help you get your students immersed in Mission 10 microgravity experiment design by first exploring with them the concept of microgravity (often referred to as the phenomenon of ‘weightlessness’). As promised, here is the […]

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WATCH LIVE: After a Year in Space Aboard ISS, Three Astronauts including Commander Scott Kelly Return to Earth, Tuesday, March 1, 2016

After a year in space, astronaut and International Space Station Commander Scott Kelly (USA) and cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko (Russia) return to Earth on Tuesday March 1, 2016. Also returning is cosmonaut Sergey Volkov (Russia). Hatch closure will take place at 4:40 pm ET, undocking at 8:05 pm ET, and deorbit burn at 10:34 pm ET. […]

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BREAKING NEWS: Station Commander Scott Kelly Reports Large Animal Escapes on International Space Station

We have just learned that 21 hours ago International Space Station Commander Scott Kelly made public via Twitter that a dangerous animal had escaped on Station. Video taken by the astronauts is provided below. We are awaiting word that the animal was captured and crew are now safe. Needed a little humor to lighten up […]

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For SSEP Mission 10 to ISS Student Researchers – A Challenge for the Start of Program: Understanding Weightlessness – You Want Me to Take a Bathroom Scale Where?

Note that this Challenge is covered as part of the program start Skype for your community’s Local Team of Mission 10 educators. These Skypes for the Mission 10 communities are being conducted by SSEP National Program Director Dr. Jeff Goldstein through Friday, February 26, 2016. This blog post is for teachers in the 12 communities […]

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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.