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Great News: NASA Officially Delays Launch of STS-134, Enabling SSEP

Hello everyone- NASA has formally rescheduled the launch of STS-134 from mid-November 2010 to 4:19 pm EST – Feb 26, 2011. See: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/shuttlemissions/sts134/index.html You will recall that moving forward with SSEP required a delay until at least mid-January 2011.  On our Critical Timeline found on the How to Participate page we also stated that NASA […]

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New Underwriting Has Reduced SSEP Cost, and Small School District (or Single School Option) Now Significantly Enhanced

Impact of Underwriting The SSEP Team has been able to secure underwriting for a number of SSEP national program activities, including: the ongoing development and support of this web site; the development of the custom SSEP web sites to be provided to participating communities; and staff time for rollout of the SSEP, including national dissemination […]

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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.