Archive | December, 2011

December 21: Comet Lovejoy from the International Space Station

Christmas Week on the International Space Station— Reprinted from NASA Station Commander Captures Unprecedented View of Come International Space Station Commander Dan Burbank captured spectacular imagery of Comet Lovejoy from about 240 miles above the Earth’s horizon on Wednesday, Dec. 21. Burbank described seeing the comet two nights ago as “the most amazing thing I […]

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We Have Just Crossed the T-Minus 100 Day Milestone for Launch of Aquarius, the SSEP Mission 1 Payload to ISS

We did not want this milestone to go un-noticed. UPDATE: All flight experiments for SSEP Mission 1 to ISS have now been selected, and NCESSE and NanoRacks are working hard to complete the final flight samples list (fluids and solids) to be flown by the student research teams. The list, due today to NanoRacks, will […]

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Phase I Selection Complete

With a total of 48 topics proposed, we have narrowed our community’s submissions down to a final three: Avicenna’s: Curli-Producing E. coli and Highland Christian School’s: Genetically Modified Soy Bean Sprout and Whole Blood Congratulations to the winners!  I’m so … 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.