Archive | August, 2012

SpaceX-1 Launch Now “October +”

TO ALL SSEP FLIGHT EXPERIMENT TEAMS The NASA Consolidated Launch Schedule now indicates that the SpaceX-1 Commercial Resupply Flight will launch “October +”.  This indicates a No Earlier Than (NET) launch date of at least October 1. The date of the launch therefore remains highly fluid, and no definitive information on a target launch date […]

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Re-flight of Entire SSEP Mission 1 Payload of Experiments – as Aquarius II – on Upcoming SpaceX Dragon Launch

The National Center for Earth and Space Science Education (NCESSE) is announcing a re-flight of the Aquarius payload of Mission 1 to ISS experiments due to activation/deactivation failure of the Fluids Mixing Enclosure (FME) mini-labs aboard ISS in May/June 2012. Re-flight of an “Aquarius II” payload of Mission 1 experiments will accompany the Mission 2 […]

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Get Back into the Spirit of SSEP: Stunning Video of Our Home World from Your International Space Station

While schools are in recess for summer break across the nation, the National Center for Earth and Space Science Education is gearing up for a sweeping array of SSEP activities this Fall – Two SSEP payloads – the Antares payload of 11 Mission 2 to ISS experiments, and Aquarius II, a re-flight of all Mission 1 […]

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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.