Archive | November, 2011

SSEP Mission 1 to the ISS Flight Experiment FAQ

As the student teams have been preparing their experiment proposals for the SSEP Mission 1 to the International Space Station, we have been fielding questions about various aspects of the process, from the basic operation of the Fluids Mixing Enclosure to details on completing the proposal. As we address these questions, the answers are not […]

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Important Information About Thermal Control for SSEP Mission 1 Experiments

To SSEP student researchers and their Teacher Facilitators We have had a number of questions from student teams regarding the available thermal control (temperature control) for the Mission 1 mini-labs. NCESSE’s Dr. Harri Vanhala has been providing answers, and updating the Mission 1 FAQ. These questions have revealed a problem with the wording on the […]

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Announcing Communities Participating in SSEP Mission 1 to ISS, and NEW Flight Opportunity, Mission 2 to ISS

Download a PDF of this Press Release After reading this Press Release, be sure to read the New SSEP Homepage Subscribe to receive email updates on the SSEP using the Subscribe Box at the bottom of the right column. 92 Schools in 12 U.S. Communities Participating in Student Spaceflight Experiments Program (SSEP) Mission 1 to […]

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Mission Patch Design

We’re encouraging the Northwest Indiana community to become involved in our community’s participation in SSEP.  With that in mind, we are extending an invitation to participate in the Mission Patch Design Competition to all NWI members. Cl…

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Metamorphosis of AASCC

We’re already two and a half months into the 2011-2012 school year! Students that participated in STS-135 were able to take a look at their samples this summer.  Unfortunately none of their organisms maintained integrity, making it impossible for them … Continue reading →

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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.