Archive | May, 2013

Ground Control to Major Tom – Canadian Astronaut, ISS Commander, and Rock Star Chris Hadfield

To SSEP communities everywhere — you NEED to watch this. O Canada. This post is dedicated to SSEP Mission 3 community Stonewall, Manitoba, Canada, whose student flight team — current 5th graders and future Doctors Enns, Good, and Petricig are awaiting launch of their flight experiment on SpaceX-3 Dragon out of Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, […]

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To School Districts: Announcing Student Spaceflight Experiments Program (SSEP) Mission 5 to the International Space Station for 2013-14

Download a PDF of this Press Release After reading this Press Release, be sure to read the SSEP Homepage Subscribe to receive email updates on the SSEP using the Subscribe Box at the bottom of the right column. Student Spaceflight Experiments Program (SSEP) Mission 5 to the International Space Station Opportunity for Schools to Engage Grade 5-16 […]

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Orbital Sciences D-1 Cygnus Launch Slip – Impacts Flight of Falcon I Payload of SSEP Mission 3 Experiments

Earlier this week media reports indicated an engine problem with the Orbital Sciences Antares rocket to be used for the historic D-1 Cygnus launch scheduled for June 15, 2013. Cygnus will be carrying the SSEP Falcon I payload of 7 experiments (named for the Apollo 15 Lunar Module), and this is to be the first […]

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Also Now Available – SSEP Mission 4 to ISS Certificates of Accomplishment: Teachers, Local Partners, and Individuals

The Student Spaceflight Experiments Program would not be possible without the passion and unwavering dedication to our children of all the teachers and administrators in the SSEP communities, the Local Partner Organizations that embrace the spirit of community and the importance of education, and the individuals that step to the plate as quiet heroes serving […]

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NCESSE and Clarke Institute Make Available SSEP Student Certificates of Accomplishment to Community Program Directors for Mission 4 to ISS

The goal of the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program (SSEP) is to inspire America’s next generation of scientists and engineers, and engage entire communities in the process. In this vein, we believe that it is vitally important that participating students have a lasting recognition of their involvement in America’s Space Program and their role as researchers […]

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SSEP Mission 3 to ISS Experiment Payload on Historic Flight of Orbital Sciences Cygnus, launching from MARS, June 2013

The National Center for Earth and Space Science Education (NCESSE), and the Arthur C. Clarke Institute for Space Education are proud to announce that Student Spaceflight Experiments Program (SSEP) Mission 3 to ISS experiments will be on the first flight of Orbital Sciences Cygnus to dock with the International Space Station. We thought, though, that we’d […]

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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.