Archive | April, 2014

New Flight Opportunity for School Districts: Announcing Student Spaceflight Experiments Program (SSEP) Mission 7 to the International Space Station for 2014-15 Academic Year

Download a PDF of this Press Release Watch Video: A Program Overview After reading this Press Release, be sure to read the SSEP Homepage that serves as an Executive Summary for the program Subscribe to receive email notification of breaking news on SSEP using the Subscribe Box at the bottom of the right column. Student Spaceflight Experiments […]

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April 17, 2014 FLIGHT OPS UPDATE: The Flight of Charlie Brown on Orb-2 – The SSEP Mission 5 Experiments Payload

All SSEP student flight teams for the 15 Mission 5 to ISS experiments are still driving against a May 6, 2014, launch. All mini-labs containing the flight experiments are due at NanoRacks in Houston by Friday, April 18, 2014, for integration into the SSEP Charlie Brown payload. Charlie Brown will then be integrated into the Cygnus spacecraft […]

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SSEP FLIGHT OPS UPDATE: The Flight of Charlie Brown on Orb-2 – The SSEP Mission 5 Experiments Payload; NASA TV Live Coverage of SpaceX-3 Launch Today

The SSEP Charlie Brown payload of the 15 Mission 5 to ISS experiments are scheduled to launch on May 6, 2014, on Orbital Sciences 2 (Orb-2), out of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS), Wallops Island, Virginia. All student flight teams have been loading their flight and ground truth mini-laboratories, and shipping them to NanoRacks in […]

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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.