Archive | May, 2011

Update: Schedule for Harvesting STS-134 Experiment Samples

The STS-134 Harvesting of Experiment Samples page has been updated to reflect the new harvesting schedule based on the current landing date of Endeavour of 2:32 am on Wednesday, June 1. You can access the page at: All STS-134 teams are urged to review the schedule, which has the experiment samples arriving at the […]

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Calling All Scientists!

We need your help! Our student team is in search of a science mentor who can offer them advice and guidance as they navigate their way to space.  Ideally, we are looking for someone who is really, really knowledgeable about … Continue reading →

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And the Winner Is…

Yesterday we held a big assembly to announce the experiment selected to go to space!  It was so exciting – the gym was filled with all of our 4th – 8th graders, cheering for all the teams who participated. We … Continue reading →

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Critical Update for SSEP on STS-135: Tentative Selection of Flight Experiments, FS/C Test, and Launch Delay

Tentative Selection of Flight Experiments The SSEP National Step 2 Review Board met at the Carnegie Institution of Washington in downtown Washington, DC, on Wednesday and Thursday, May 18 and 19. The Board tentatively selected a student flight experiment for each of the 11 communities participating in SSEP on STS-135. Most of the Board members […]

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Fish in Space

The shuttle launch was great yesterday morning.  The MDA mini-Laboratory containing the SSEP experiments should now be activiated.  The first slide of the MDA blocks was scheduled to take place at 3:45 am EDT this morning.  The second slide of the blocks, which … Continue reading →

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SSEP Operations Update: MDA Mini-Lab Activation on Endeavour begins 3:45 am EDT Tuesday, May 17

NCESSE has been informed that the MDA mini-Laboratory containing the SSEP experiments is scheduled to be activated aboard Endeavour early Tuesday morning, May 17. The first slide of the MDA blocks will take place at 3:45 am EDT. The second slide of the blocks, which will activate all Type 2-Prime experiment slots, will take place […]

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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.