The Student Spaceflight Experiments Program is proud to report that there were a total of 2,498 proposals submitted from student teams across the 31 communities participating in Mission 12 to ISS. Of those, 1,101 proposals were forwarded for review by Step 1 Review Boards in each of the communities. Each Step 1 Review Board selected up to three finalist proposals, which were submitted to the National SSEP Step 2 Review Board.
On November 30 and December 1, 2017, the Step 2 Review Board met at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, reviewed all 98 finalist proposals, and selected one proposed experiment to fly for 28 communities, and 2 proposed experiments for 3 communities, for a total of 34 flight experiments. By December 14, 2017, the National Center for Earth and Space Science Education and the Arthur C. Clarke Institute for Space Education formally notified each community of their selected flight experiments.
It is noteworthy that the 2,498 proposals received reflected a total of 12,150 grade 5-16 students fully engaged in experiment design.
All 98 finalist experiment teams, along with descriptions of their proposed flight experiments, are provided below. You are also invited to meet the SSEP Step 2 Review Board members for Mission 12 to ISS.
Congratulations to the over 12,000 students and their teachers participating in Student Spaceflight Experiments Program Mission 12 to the International Space Station.