Circe Bridges, the Teacher Facilitator for the STS-134 flight experiment from Zachary, LA, wanted to share the following at the SSEP National Blog— Participation in the Student Spaceflight Experiment Program has been an exponential chain of opportunities for not only the students involved, but the entire community of Zachary, Louisiana. The initial opportunity allowed students […]
Archive | June, 2011
The National Center for Earth and Space Science Education (NCESSE), and the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum (NASM) have finished updating the SSEP National Conference webpage, which now includes a complete schedule for the conference, a list of all featured presentations, a list of all student team presentations, conference expectations, and important information for […]
NCESSE is pleased to announce that the SSEP teams flying experiments on STS-135 have finalized their experiment designs, and the final concentrations of all experiment samples, as well as other details of the experiments, have been approved by ITA and NanoRacks. The experiments are now ready for flight! This week, the student teams are shipping […]
A beautiful picture from NASA’s website.
Every once and a while we’ll feature a particular story about SSEP in the news. This one stood out because it provides a good history of both pre-launch activities and Endeavour’s return of precious cargo to three researchers in Ballston, Spa, New York. From the Times Union— This idea went places Experiment designed by Ballston […]
Lenecia McCrary, the SSEP Community Program Director in Broward County, Florida, wanted to share the following at the SSEP National Blog— Wow!! I can’t believe that it’s been almost a year since I first became aware of this awesome opportunity…students able to propose an experiment to fly in outer space. This was my first […]
Avicenna Academy’s school year has ended and our SSEP participants were able to get a small break before they were called back to duty. This week we spent two days at the University of Notre Dame . Dr. Shaun Lee … Continue reading →
Thanks to the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory at Stanford University for the hour of beam time! During this time we were able to examine about half of the samples sent. This was better than we’d anticipated!
Uploaded to YouTube by NASA Television Newly released video shows the International Space Station together with the space shuttle, the vehicle that helped build the complex over the last decade. The video was shot by European Space Agency astronaut Paolo Nespoli from the Russian Soyuz spacecraft that undocked from the station on May 23. He, […]