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Critical Update on STS-135 Student Spaceflight Experiments Program

To: Community Representatives that have expressed interest in SSEP on STS-135, the Final Flight of the U.S. Space Shuttle Program–The Flight of Shuttle Atlantis From: Dr. Jeff Goldstein, SSEP National Program Director Center Director, National Center for Earth and Space Science Education There are a significant number of critical updates and milestones to report on […]

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Results of NASA Flight Safety Review for STS-134 SSEP Flight Experiments

To: Student Flight Experiment Teams, their Teacher Facilitators, and to all SSEP Participating Communities From: Jeff Goldstein, SSEP National Program Director, and Center Director, NCESSE I have some news to report, but first some background (suspense builds). The fluids and solid samples for the 16 SSEP experiments selected for flight on STS-134 are to be flown […]

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NEW OPPORTUNITY: How to Participate in SSEP on the FINAL FLIGHT OF THE U.S. SPACE SHUTTLE PROGRAM, Shuttle Atlantis (STS-135)

The National Center for Earth and Space Science Education ANNOUNCES AN IMMEDIATE AND HISTORIC OPPORTUNITY for school districts across the U.S. and Canada (grades 5-12), and for community colleges across the U.S., to come aboard the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program (SSEP) for STS-135, the proposed final flight of Shuttle Atlantis—and the final flight of the […]

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SSEP Important Update: January 13, 2011

Beginning with this post, we will be periodically posting an UPDATE at this SSEP National Blog, to track multiple aspects of SSEP including critical deadlines. Please encourage all students, teachers, and individuals interested in following SSEP to subscribe to this Blog for email notification of new posts. You can subscribe at the bottom of the right […]

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SSEP National Press Release – STS-134 Experiments Selected, STS-135 Opportunity Announced

Download a PDF of this Press Release After reading this Press Release, be sure to read the New SSEP Homepage Subscribe to receive email updates on the SSEP using the Subscribe Box at the bottom of the right column. Student Experiments on Space Shuttle Endeavour Flight Attract National Attention in Bold New STEM Education Program […]

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New Pages at the SSEP Community Network Hubsite

We have just added two new pages at the SSEP Community Network Hubsite. There is now a page titled  “Selected Experiments on STS-134″, and a page “In Our Own Words” which captures thoughts from students, teachers, administrators, and funders on what the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program means to their community. If what you read on […]

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IMPORTANT NEW PAGE Dedicated to the Requirements of the Upcoming Fluid/Sample Compatibility Test

To all student flight experiment teams- As NCESSE received detailed information regarding the upcoming ITA Fluid/Sample Compatibility Test, we passed that information along in posts on this Blog, and created a new FAQ section dedicated to the test. But it has lead to basic information being disseminated piecemeal, and spread across multiple locations on this […]

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SSEP Step 2 National Review Board Comments Being Sent to Communities 1 Week Early, Allowing Student Teams to De-Brief Before Holidays

The National Center for Earth and Space Science Education (NCESSE; http://ncesse.org) is today sending the formal Step 2 Review Board comments back to the student teams for the 43 finalist proposals reviewed. NCESSE has worked to get the comments back a week in advance of the scheduled December 15 deadline so that proposing teams, lead […]

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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.