Archive | June, 2011

In Our Own Words – Zachary Louisiana: Science Became the Language of Zachary

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 […]

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Final Update for SSEP National Conference in Washington, DC, July 6 and 7, 2011: Everyone Interested in SSEP Should Read This

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 […]

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STS-135 Experiment Details Finalized

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 […]

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In Our Own Words – Broward County, FL: This is real, practical learning at its best

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 […]

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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!

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Stunning Video: Endeavour Docked at ISS – Aboard Her, Your SSEP Experiments

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, […]

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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.