We will offer about 2,500 students across four schools the opportunity to participate in a real scientific experiment competition. Two middle schools, Northeast Middle and Mendenhall Middle, that participated in STS-134, the last mission of Space Shuttle Endeavour, will be joined by Ferndale Middle and Johnson Street Global Studies for SSEP Mission 2 to the International Space Station.
We anticipate that at least 300 students will be fully engaged in experiment design and will submit at least 30 experiment proposals, which will be judged by our local review board. Additionally, we will hold a mission patch design competition in our participating schools. This will provide the opportunity for more students to be involved in the program and the chance for one of their designed emblems to fly into outer space along with our winning experiment.
Our schools are in the process of forming students teams and designing their experiments. We will update this page with more details when our winning experiment is selected. At that time, we will also update the following sub-pages of this Student Teams page: