That National Center for Earth and Space Science Education is proud to unveil the 11 Mission Patches selected to fly along with the 11 SSEP flight experiments on Atlantis. A total of 974 Mission Patches were proposed by students from across the 11 communities participating in SSEP on STS-135. Each community selected its own Mission […]
Archive | June, 2011
First some foundational thoughts on education that were fundamental to the creation of the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program, and which grow from the Core Beliefs and Embraced Pedagogy of the National Center for Earth and Space Science Education— In our classrooms, let’s not talk ABOUT science or teach the book of knowledge, let kids DO […]
We have been having a very hard time fertilizing Atlantis’ eggs. One big problem is the possibility that our male fish, Endeavour, is actually a female. It is very hard to tell. We have attempted to harvest milt from Endeavour … Continue reading →
Here is a nice editorial about the end of the space shuttle program, from the Chicago Tribune. Mission’s end.
Something very moving from Sharon Churchwell, SSEP Community Program Director in Lincolnwood, Illinois— Over the past few years I have been reading more and more about Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). Last summer I came across a STEM initiative like no other, one where students could literally reach for the stars (well, ok, low […]
Another trip to the lab allowed us to collect and preserve crystals from the ground truth experiment grown in the mock MDA.
We’ve been observing our eggs frequently, and Eric and Eren are getting good at identifying and describing the appearance of goldfish eggs under the microscope. Also, our project got funded on Donor’s Choose! So we are expecting a shipment of … Continue reading →
The following stories have just been added to the SSEP In the News page at the SSEP Community Network Hubsite— SSEP on STS-135 Hartford CT Hartford students getting project on space shuttle Westport News, June 9, 2011 http://www.westport-news.com/news/article/Hartford-students-getting-project-on-space-shuttle-1363103.php VIDEO: Space Shuttle Atlantis Will Carry Piece of Hartford Eyewitness NEWS3, May 11, 2011 http://www.wfsb.com/news/27855402/detail.html Annie Fisher […]
We are truly honored to share a wonderful letter from Dr. Barrett S. Caldwell, Professor at Purdue University, and Director of the Indiana Space Grant Consortium. The Consortium is underwriting SSEP for Crown Point, Indiana, on the flight of STS-135. Barrett’s letter speaks to the power of partnership. It also goes hand-in-hand with a previous post […]
From: Dr. Jeff Goldstein, SSEP National Program Director Center Director, National Center for Earth and Space Science Education To: America’s Next Generation of Scientists and Engineers Participating in SSEP on STS-135 To all SSEP student flight experiment teams, this is what you’ve been waiting for! We have now officially entered the SSEP Launch Phase for […]