Archive | November, 2010

SSEP is Proud to Announce the Student Proposals Selected for Spaceflight on STS-134

We believe that learners must see themselves in the stories we tell, and experience scientific exploration through their own involvement. We also believe that it takes a community to educate a child… and a network of communities to reach a generation. From: Jeff Goldstein, SSEP National Program Director Center Director, National Center for Earth and […]

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URGENT Update on Formal Announcement of SSEP Proposals Selected for Flight

The SSEP Step 2 Review Panel completed its work late afternoon, Tuesday November 23, 2010. We are extremely excited to say that sixteen proposals were tentatively selected for flight on STS-134, one for each of the communities participating in the Student Spaceflight Experiment Program (SSEP). Experiments selected for flight now move to the next phase, […]

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SSEP Goes Interdisciplinary: NanoRacks is Giving Each Community the Ability to Fly an Emblem of Their SSEP Participation on the Space Shuttle

UPDATE (12/6/10): due to the launch delay for STS-134, the Emblems are now due to NCESSE (See address below) by close of business January 31, 2011. The Student Spaceflight Experiments Program (SSEP) overseen by the National Center for Earth and Space Science Education is about inspiring America’s next generation of scientists and engineers, and engaging […]

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Hello Space!

The Zachary Community School System is excited to announce that a group of its students is participating in the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program (SSEP), a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that will allow ONE experiment designed by students from Zachary Community Schools to fly on board Endeavour (STS-134), which will launch on February 27th, 2011. Zachary is one of only […]

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Students preparing projects for shuttle

When the space shuttle Endeavour roars off its Kennedy Space Center launch pad in February, a small scientific experiment developed in a Zachary Community School District classroom will be on board, school system officials said. Endeavour’s mission, the 134th space shuttle flight, will take it to the International Space Station to deliver equipment and spare […]

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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.