Archive | July, 2014

NASA Johnson Space Center Feature Article: SSEP Mission 5 Research To Be Conducted Aboard Station Starting Today

The Orb-2/Cygnus vehicle successfully berthed with the International Space Station (ISS) at 8:53 am ET, yesterday, July 16, 2014. Stacy Hamel, the SSEP Flight Operations Manager, has alerted all Mission 5 student research teams that we expect the first of the Charlie Brown experiments to be activated today by crew aboard ISS. Four student teams are […]

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The Flight of Charlie Brown – the SSEP Mission 5 Payload: WATCH LIVE Berthing of Cygnus to ISS

At 12:52 pm ET, July 13, 2014, the Orb-2 vehicle with the SSEP Mission 5 Charlie Brown payload of experiments blasted off from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS), Wallops Island, VA. The Cygnus spacecraft is scheduled to rendezvous with the International Space Station, Wednesday, July 16, 2014, with grappling at 6:39 am ET, followed by […]

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LIVE COVERAGE – The Flight of Charlie Brown – the SSEP Payload of 15 Mission 5 to ISS Experiments on Orb-2, Liftoff July 13, 12:52 pm ET, MARS

After a number of launch slips, we are GO FOR LAUNCH of Orb-2 at 12:52 pm ET today. The SSEP Mission 5 Charlie Brown payload of 15 experiments will be aboard the Orbital Sciences 2 (Orb-2) vehicle launching from Pad 0-A at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS). The vehicle is comprised of the Antares rocket and Cygnus spacecraft. […]

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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.