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SSEP Teachable Moment – WATCH LIVE – Video of Earth from the International Space Station, with Music

  To Teachers:  you can pass this post on to your students as a home activity, so they can watch live video of the Earth from the International Space Station. Feedback on this Teachable Moment is welcome. Feel free to leave a comment at the bottom of the post.  Concepts addressed: Physics and Space: a spacecraft in Low Earth […]

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SSEP Teachable Moment – Where is the International Space Station Right Now Over Earth?

  To Teachers:  you can pass this post on to your students as a home activity, so they can track the International Space Station as it flies over the surface of Earth.   Feedback on this Teachable Moment is welcome. Feel free to leave a comment at the bottom of the post.  Concepts addressed: Physics and Space: characteristics […]

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WATCH LIVE: 8:00 PM ET, TONIGHT, 4/30/20: Virtual Concert Hosted by the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum – “Space Songs: Through the Distance”, with Sting

To all SSEP communities – we understand this is very late notice, but we just found out about this remarkable space-oriented virtual concert. See the list of performers in the invitation below from the National Air and Space Museum, a National Partner on the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program. We hope you can still get word […]

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WATCH LIVE: April 17, 2020 Return to Earth of Astronauts Morgan, Meir, and Skripochka, and a Song by Canadian Astronaut Chris Hadfield (with a Shout-out to Our 2 Canadian SSEP Communities)

In honor of the Soyuz MS-15 return to Earth this Friday with astronauts Andrew Morgan (USA), Jessica Meir (USA) and Oleg Skripochka (Russia), we post the following video. Our hope is this event will excite the current SSEP Student Researchers and teachers and remind former SSEP Student Researchers and teachers of their SSEP experience. We have also posted below the […]

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SSEP Strategic Objectives and Impact Showcased on Capitol Hill for Subcommittee on Aviation and Space

   From: Dr. Jeff Goldstein, SSEP National Program Director Center Director, National Center for Earth and Space Education To all Student Spaceflight Experiments Program (SSEP) community stakeholders – school and school district leadership, funding organizations, and participating universities, and to the hundreds of SSEP Community Program Directors, thousands of SSEP teachers, over 125,000 SSEP […]

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New Flight Opportunity for School Districts: Announcing Student Spaceflight Experiments Program (SSEP) Mission 15 to the International Space Station, Starting September 2020

Download a PDF of this Press Release Watch Video Clips describing SSEP: Clip 1 (NASA), Clip 2 (NASA)    After reading this Press Release, carefully read the SSEP Homepage that serves as an Executive Summary for the program To receive email notification of breaking program news, subscribe to the SSEP National Blog  using the Subscribe Box at the bottom […]

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THE SOLUTION to the Mission 14 Student Challenge: Understanding Weightlessness – You Want Me to Take a Bathroom Scale Where?

To teachers starting Mission 14 to ISS, this challenge was posted on Thursday, September 26, 2019. It is designed to help you get your students immersed in Mission 14 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 14 to ISS – A Challenge for the Start of Program: Understanding Weightlessness – You Want Me to Take a Bathroom Scale Where?

 To all SSEP Mission 14 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. We are honored that […]

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SSEP Mission 14 to the International Space Station Has Begun: Welcome Aboard to 29,300 Participating Students Across 33 Communities in the U.S., Canada and Brazil

  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 14 to the International Space Station (ISS) – the 16th SSEP flight opportunity since program inception […]

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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.