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The Winning Experiment: Murine Myoblasts

The winning experiment was designed by six of Mrs. Bridges’s fifth grade students.  Their question was “What is the Effect of Microgravity on the Growth Rate of Murine Myoblasts?” It was designed by Copper Mill Elementary 5th grade Co-Principal Investigators Alexis Albert, Grace Dry, Madison Russell, and Leanne Sorrel, Co-Investigators Tyler Jackson and Jake O’Brien […]

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Hello Space!

The Zachary Community School System is excited to announce that a group of its students is participating in the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program (SSEP), a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that will allow ONE experiment designed by students from Zachary Community Schools to fly on board Endeavour (STS-134), which will launch on February 27th, 2011. Zachary is one of only […]

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Students preparing projects for shuttle

When the space shuttle Endeavour roars off its Kennedy Space Center launch pad in February, a small scientific experiment developed in a Zachary Community School District classroom will be on board, school system officials said. Endeavour’s mission, the 134th space shuttle flight, will take it to the International Space Station to deliver equipment and spare […]

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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.