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Mission Briefing

Lots of statistics about the chances for an on time launch were shared.  During the mission the crew will instal the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer experiment – a cosmic particle detector that utilizes the first ever superconducting magnet flown i…

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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.