Archive | August, 2011

Something Different – For SSEP Teachers Across America: We’ve Got To Be That Light

In March 2011, I had the wonderful honor of giving the Keynote Address to 6,000 teachers of science at the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) National Conference in San Francisco. The talk, “Science, it’s Not a Book of Knowledge … it’s a Journey” was about the nature of human exploration, and that science education—indeed all […]

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Making it Official!

We received our certificate of flight authentication with our sample a few weeks ago.  I am looking forward to the return of our students so we may discuss our results in more depth and talk about our potential participation in … Continue reading →

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For SSEP on ISS – Dramatically More Experiment Capability Using the New Fluids Mixing Enclosure (FME) Mini-Lab Over the MDA Mini-Lab Used for SSEP On Shuttle Missions

Communities interested in exploring participation in SSEP Mission 1 to ISS will be excited to learn that the Fluids Mixing Enclosure (FME) mini-lab being used for SSEP on ISS has dramatically more capability than the Materials Dispersion Apparatus (MDA) used for SSEP on STS-134 and STS-135. Based on SSEP operations on STS-134 and STS-135, NCESSE […]

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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.