Archive | February, 2016

WATCH LIVE: After a Year in Space Aboard ISS, Three Astronauts including Commander Scott Kelly Return to Earth, Tuesday, March 1, 2016

After a year in space, astronaut and International Space Station Commander Scott Kelly (USA) and cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko (Russia) return to Earth on Tuesday March 1, 2016. Also returning is cosmonaut Sergey Volkov (Russia). Hatch closure will take place at 4:40 pm ET, undocking at 8:05 pm ET, and deorbit burn at 10:34 pm ET. […]

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BREAKING NEWS: Station Commander Scott Kelly Reports Large Animal Escapes on International Space Station

We have just learned that 21 hours ago International Space Station Commander Scott Kelly made public via Twitter that a dangerous animal had escaped on Station. Video taken by the astronauts is provided below. We are awaiting word that the animal was captured and crew are now safe. Needed a little humor to lighten up […]

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For SSEP Mission 10 to ISS Student Researchers – A Challenge for the Start of Program: Understanding Weightlessness – You Want Me to Take a Bathroom Scale Where?

Note that this Challenge is covered as part of the program start Skype for your community’s Local Team of Mission 10 educators. These Skypes for the Mission 10 communities are being conducted by SSEP National Program Director Dr. Jeff Goldstein through Friday, February 26, 2016. This blog post is for teachers in the 12 communities […]

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The Tradition Continues – To the Students, Teachers, and Communities Starting SSEP Mission 10 to ISS, Welcome Aboard America’s Space Program, NASA Johnson Style (with Some One Direction)

  It’s been a space program tradition since Mission 5 to ISS. Whenever we start a new SSEP flight opportunity, it’s time for NASA Johnson Style.  We can’t imagine a better video to get students (and teachers) in the frame of mind to start Mission 10 to ISS. To all Mission 10 Community Program Directors and […]

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SSEP Mission 10 to the International Space Station Has Begun: Welcome Aboard to 4,800 Participating Students Across 12 Communities in the U.S.

The National Center for Earth and Space Science Education (NCESSE), and its international arm, the Arthur C. Clarke Institute for Space Education, are honored to announce the start of program operations for Student Spaceflight Experiments Program (SSEP) Mission 10 to the International Space Station (ISS) – the twelfth SSEP flight opportunity since program inception 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.