SSEP in the News

Since it was launched in June 2010, the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program (SSEP) has garnered significant media attention at the local, regional, and national level. Hundreds of articles have been written addressing the impact of this high caliber STEM education program. On this page are links to media libraries of SSEP Press Releases, NASA coverage, general program coverage, and coverage associated with each of the SSEP flight opportunities to date.

Scientific American featured SSEP in February 2015. It is an exceptional overview of the program.














Scientific American, February 17, 2015










Air&Space Smithsonian,, January 01, 2014
Also at SSEP National Blog:


Jump to the following In The News pages:

NCESSE Press Releases

NASA & CASIS Coverage of SSEP

General Program Coverage

SSEP Mission 8 to ISS

SSEP Mission 7 to ISS

SSEP Mission 6 to ISS

SSEP Mission 5 to ISS

SSEP Mission 4 to ISS

SSEP Mission 3 to ISS

SSEP Mission 2 to ISS

SSEP Mission 1 to ISS

SSEP on STS-135, Final Flight of Shuttle Atlantis

SSEP on STS-134, Final Flight of Shuttle Endeavour


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 NanoRacks LLC, 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.