Archive | February, 2011

Experiment Approved

We were informed that the NASA Johnson Space Center Toxicology Office review has been completed and that our experiment has been accepted for flight on STS-134, the historic final flight of U.S. Space Shuttle Endeavour.  The launch is currently scheduled for … Continue reading →

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Critical Update on STS-135 Student Spaceflight Experiments Program

To: Community Representatives that have expressed interest in SSEP on STS-135, the Final Flight of the U.S. Space Shuttle Program–The Flight of Shuttle Atlantis From: Dr. Jeff Goldstein, SSEP National Program Director Center Director, National Center for Earth and Space Science Education There are a significant number of critical updates and milestones to report on […]

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Results of NASA Flight Safety Review for STS-134 SSEP Flight Experiments

To: Student Flight Experiment Teams, their Teacher Facilitators, and to all SSEP Participating Communities From: Jeff Goldstein, SSEP National Program Director, and Center Director, NCESSE I have some news to report, but first some background (suspense builds). The fluids and solid samples for the 16 SSEP experiments selected for flight on STS-134 are to be flown […]

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Choosing the Experiment

Teachers around the building approached SSEP differently. In my 6th grade class each student was involved in a team approach to creating a microgravity experiment proposal. This is the cover of my Science Notebook – it’s covered with ideas from … Continue reading →

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Receiving the News

In mid-July, OSGC’s director, Jack Higginbotham called to tell me that they were going to fund our project! Thanks SO much to Jack, Laura, and everyone at the Oregon Space Grant! With SSEP funded, I began planning in earnest. During … Continue reading →

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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.