SSEP Mission 11 to the International Space Station Has Begun: Welcome Aboard to 13,500 Participating Students Across 21 Communities in the U.S. and Canada

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 11 to the International Space Station (ISS) – the thirteenth SSEP flight opportunity since program inception in […]

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WATCH LIVE: Flight of SSEP M8 Kitty Hawk, Launching on SpaceX CRS-9, July 18, 2016, 12:45 am EDT

The SSEP Mission 8 to ISS flight experiments payload Kitty Hawk is scheduled to launch tomorrow, Monday, July 18, 2016, at 12:45 am EDT from Space Launch Complex 40, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL, aboard SpaceX CRS-9. SSEP Kitty Hawk is comprised of 15 microgravity experiments. The night launch of the Falcon 9 rocket […]

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WATCH LIVE: The Flight OF SSEP M7 Odyssey II – Return to Earth, May 11, 2016

The SSEP Mission 7 to ISS flight experiments payload Odyssey II was launched on April 8, 2016, at 4:43 pm EDT from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL, aboard SpaceX CRS-8. The Dragon spacecraft was captured at ISS at 7:23 am EDT, April 10, 2016. On-orbit flight operations for the 25 experiments comprising Odyssey II were conducted on […]

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How to See ISS Fly Over Your Town – While the Mission 7 Odyssey II Experiments Are Aboard

  Teachers, please pass this post on to your students so they may explore this remarkable sighting opportunity with their parents and families. Depending on your location you might be able to see the International Space Station fly over your town while Student Spaceflight Experiments Program (SSEP) Mission 7 Odyssey II experiments are aboard. Odyssey II […]

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VIDEO: In Honor of the Launch of Mission 7 Odyssey II at 4:43 pm EDT Today, Breathtaking ‘Time Lapse Earth’, Filmed by Astronauts Aboard ISS

  Today marks the ultimate milestone in the lifecycle of a SSEP Mission – launch day. In this case, the launch of the Odyssey II payload of Mission 7 flight experiments. Today we depart Earth and truly venture to the frontiers of space, and in celebration, we thought it would be a good time to share this video by […]

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SSEP FLIGHT OPERATIONS UPDATE: The Flight of Odyssey II, the SSEP Mission 7 Payload Launching April 8, 4:43 pm ET

At 4:43 pm EDT, Friday, April 8, 2016, SpaceX CRS-8 is scheduled to launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL, adjoining NASA’s Kennedy Space Center en route to the International Space Station. Aboard the Dragon spacecraft will be the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program (SSEP) Odyssey II payload of 25 student experiments. These experiments were originally […]

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SSEP FLIGHT OPERATIONS UPDATE: The Flight of Odyssey II, the SSEP Mission 7 Payload Launching April 8, 4:43 pm ET

At 4:43 pm EDT, Friday, April 8, 2016, SpaceX CRS-8 is scheduled to launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL, adjoining NASA’s Kennedy Space Center en route to the International Space Station. Aboard the Dragon spacecraft will be the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program (SSEP) Odyssey II payload of 25 student experiments. These experiments were originally […]

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New Flight Opportunity for School Districts: Announcing Student Spaceflight Experiments Program (SSEP) Mission 11 to the International Space Station, Starting September 2016

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 10 Student Challenge: Understanding Weightlessness – You Want Me to Take a Bathroom Scale Where?

To teachers starting Mission 10 to ISS, this challenge was posted a week ago on Tuesday, February 23, 2016. It is designed to help you get your students immersed in Mission 10 microgravity experiment design by first exploring with them the concept of microgravity (often referred to as the phenomenon of ‘weightlessness’). As promised, here is the […]

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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.