Archive | September, 2022

THE SOLUTION to the Mission 17 Student Challenge: Understanding Weightlessness – You Want Me to Take a Bathroom Scale Where?

To teachers starting Mission 17 to ISS, this challenge was posted on Monday, September 5, 2022. It is designed to help you get your students immersed in Mission 17 microgravity experiment design by first exploring with them the concept of microgravity (the technical term for the phenomenon of ‘weightlessness’). As promised, here is the solution to the Challenge. […]

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To All Student Researchers Now Engaged in SSEP Mission 17 to ISS – A Challenge for the Start of the Program: Understanding Weightlessness – You Want Me to Take a Bathroom Scale Where?

 To all SSEP Mission 17 student microgravity researchers, just before his return to Earth on Soyuz 33S, on May 13, 2013, Expedition 35 International Space Station Commander and Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield – the first Canadian to walk in space –released this video. Watch Chris (and his guitar) and see what weightlessness looks like. When watching this movie you’re […]

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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.