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New Flight Opportunity for School Districts: Announcing Student Spaceflight Experiments Program (SSEP) Mission 12 to the International Space Station, Starting September 2017

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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ANNOUNCEMENT: 2017 SSEP National Conference, Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC, June 28-29, 2017

  The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum (NASM), the National Center for Earth and Space Science Education (NCESSE), and the Arthur C. Clarke Institute for Space Education are proud to host the seventh annual SSEP National Conference at the Museum on Wednesday, June 28 and Thursday, June 29, 2017. All students and student teams that were […]

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WATCH LIVE: Flight of SSEP M9 Endeavor, Launching on SpaceX CRS-10, February 18, 2017, 10:01 am EDT

  The SSEP Mission 9 to ISS flight experiments payload Endeavor is scheduled to launch tomorrow, Saturday, February 18, 2017, at 10:01 am ET from Launch Complex 39A, Kennedy Space Center, Florida, aboard SpaceX CRS-10. If there is a scrub, NASA will recycle to Sunday, February 19, 2017, with launch at 9:38 am ET. The launch […]

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THE SOLUTION to the Mission 11 Student Challenge: Understanding Weightlessness – You Want Me to Take a Bathroom Scale Where?

To teachers starting Mission 11 to ISS, this challenge was posted a week ago on Wednesday, September 14, 2016. It is designed to help you get your students immersed in Mission 11 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 […]

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For the 13,500 SSEP Mission 11 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 11 educators. These Skypes for the Mission 11 communities are being conducted by SSEP National Program Director Dr. Jeff Goldstein through Wednesday, September 21, 2016. This blog post is for teachers in the 21 communities […]

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The Tradition Continues – To the Students, Teachers, and Communities Starting SSEP Mission 11 to ISS, Welcome Aboard America’s and Canada’s Space Programs, NASA Johnson Style (with Some One Direction)

  It’s been a space program tradition since Mission 5 to ISS. Whenever we start a new SSEP flight opportunity, it’s time for NASA Johnson Style.  We can’t imagine a better video to get students (and teachers) in the frame of mind to start Mission 11 to ISS. To all Mission 11 Community Program Directors and […]

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SSEP Mission 11 to the International Space Station Has Begun: Welcome Aboard to 13,500 Participating Students Across 21 Communities in the U.S. and Canada

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 11 to the International Space Station (ISS) – the thirteenth SSEP flight opportunity since program inception in […]

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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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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.