Archive | May, 2011


Damon from Americulture emailed me to see if he should set up a breeder tank or if we should use the more mature production tank eggs.  We decided to go with the more mature production tank eggs.  We had a … Continue reading →

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Get Ready NOW for Fall 2011: Routine SSEP Operations Begin on the International Space Station

The National Center for Earth and Space Science Education, in partnership with NanoRacks, LLC, are proud to provide advanced word that starting in Fall 2011, the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program moves into Phase 2 with routine operations aboard the International Space Station (ISS)—America’s National Laboratory on the edge of space, and one of the most […]

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8:00 pm May 5, 2011: STS-134 Launch

NCESSE received word from NanoRacks/ITA late this afternoon that today’s meeting at NASA did not establish a definitive launch date, and that the launch is now defined as No Earlier Than (NET) May 12, which is a change from this morning’s No Earlier Than May 10. Our payload operations must therefore drive against a May […]

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Important Information for STS-135 Finalist Proposals: Read this Post Before Submitting to NCESSE

Three finalist proposals from each of the communities participating in SSEP on STS-135 are due to NCESSE NO LATER THAN 10:00 PM EDT MAY 13, 2011. As can be seen from the Critical Timeline, milestones for: finalist proposal submission, to selection of flight experiments, to winning team submissions of samples for the Fluid/Sample Compatibility Test, […]

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Time Critical Update: SSEP on STS-134 National Conference in Washington, DC, July 6 and 7, 2011

We have now put up a new STS-134 National Conference in Washington, DC page at this website. It can always be accessed through the Current Flight Opportunities button in the navigation banner at the top of any page on this site. Please review the page, which includes an overview of the conference, conference opportunities and […]

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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.