Archive | September, 2012

NCESSE is Honored to Present the 21 Mission Patches – Selected From 5,960 Submissions, Launching October 7, 2012, with the SSEP Mission 2 to ISS Experiments Payload

The National Center for Earth and Space Science Education is proud to present the 21 Mission Patches selected for flight to the International Space Station (ISS) in Antares, the experiments payload for SSEP Mission 2 to ISS. Across the 11 communities participating in Mission 2 to ISS, 37,600 students were given the opportunity to participate in […]

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SpaceX-1 Spectacular Night Launch Set for October 7, 2012, with SSEP Antares and Aquarius II Experiment Payloads – SSEP Partner Organizations Invited to Send Delegations

Late last week, NASA formally announced that SpaceX-1 will launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station at 8:34 pm ET, October 7, 2012. (The NASA Press Release is provided below.) It will be the first operational flight of the Dragon spacecraft for International Space Station resupply. Aboard Dragon will be the Antares payload of 11 […]

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A Salute from SSEP to the End of the Shuttle Era – Thank You Endeavour | Teachers, Watch History Live with Your Students this Morning

Today, the U.S. Space Shuttle Program will take its final flight. At 8:15 am PDT this morning, Endeavour will begin a fly-over of northern California and the Los Angeles area atop the 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft. At about 12:45 pm PDT she will land at LAX, headed for permanent display at the California Science Center. […]

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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.