Author Archive | Drew Roman

Reflections!…and limits?

I am currently in Kissimmee, Florida.  I drove down here earlier this past week to attend the final launch of the space shuttle Atlantis.  Two SSEP students, Amalia Hosken (my daughter!) and Heba Abuzer, rode down with me.  Two more … Continue reading →

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We Have Liftoff!

Our eggs are in SPACE!!  We had a fantastic time at the launch yesterday. The sky cleared up just in time.  It was breathtaking to watch.  In case you missed it, here is a video from NASA Television.  STS-135: Final … Continue reading →

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Iffy Weather

We are down in beautiful Florida for the launch!  Everything has gone perfectly so far…except the weather. As of this morning, there was a 70% chance of a weather-related launch delay.  Right now we are still a go, but there … Continue reading →

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DC Conference

Our student researchers presented their experience at the first ever SSEP Conference at the Smithsonian Institute National Air and Space Museum in early July. This is the power point presentation they shared.

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Red, White, & Blue

Joe from Blackwater Creek Koi Farm hand delivered our samples to Kennedy Space Center this morning.  Thanks, Joe! We were so excited to learn that the fish Joe used for our eggs are a special breed of goldfish that are … Continue reading →

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T Minus 89 Hours

What progress!!!  Our SSEPers have worked hard to finish prepping their samples for flight.  We had a few hiccups in prep (real life science!!!!), but they were able to get back on track.  I have plenty of photographs to share, … Continue reading →

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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.