Archive | December, 2013

Take Pride – From the Director of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum on SSEP and the Future of America’s Space Program

  The January 2014 issue of Air and Space Smithsonian Magazine has an article Right this Way to the Space Station that showcases how NanoRacks, through their Space Act Agreement with NASA, is helping to open up commercial access to the International Space Station. The cover photo shows SSEP researchers and future Drs. Dana Betti, Jordyn Catherall, and […]

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Launch of Orb-1, with 23 SSEP Mission 3b and Mission 4 Experiments Aboard, Postponed Until January 2014

Yesterday NASA informed the National Center for Earth and Space Science Education (NCESSE) that the December 19, 2013, launch of Orbital Sciences 1 (Orb-1) out of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS), Wallops Island, Virginia, has been postponed until January 2014. Required spacewalks to replace a coolant pump on the International Space Station have taken priority […]

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As Tax Year 2013 Comes to a Close, Consider a Charitable Contribution to SSEP

With tax year 2013 winding down, many consider last minute charitable contributions as tax deductions. SSEP is overseen by the  non-profit National Center for Earth and Space Science Education (NCESSE; Through the end of 2013, all donations to NCESSE will be used exclusively to support the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program. All contributions will be […]

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SSEP FILMS CANADA PRESENTS – The Next Generation of Cancer Researchers – A Mission 3b to ISS Highlight

(turn up the volume)   THE MISSION: One of 12 SSEP Mission 3b to ISS experiments, Falcon II Payload, Launching on Orb-1, December 2013 THE COMMUNITY: Stonewall, Manitoba, Canada THE SSEP COMMUNITY PROGRAM DIRECTOR: Maria Nickel Middle Years Science Coordinator, Woodlands Elementary School THE SCHOOL WITH THE SELECTED FLIGHT EXPERIMENT: Grade 5, Brant Argyle […]

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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.