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:


Summary of Media Coverage
Last Revised: October 25, 2019

Mission Number of Media Articles
1 Exceptional General Coverage 20
2 NCESSE Mission Announcements & PRs 18
3 NASA & CASIS Coverage 104
3 NanoRacks & DreamUp Coverage 11
3 National Partner Coverage 10
4 SSEP on STS-134 108
5 SSEP on STS-135 12
6 Mission 1 to ISS 31
7 Mission 2 to ISS 26
8 Mission 3 to ISS 62
9 Mission 4 to ISS 42
10 Mission 5 to ISS 37
11 Mission 6 to ISS 123
12 Mission 7 to ISS 91
13 Mission 8 to ISS 28
14 Mission 9 to ISS 92
15 Mission 10 to ISS 32
16 Mission 11 to ISS 58
17 Mission 12 to ISS 141
18 Mission 13 to ISS 128
19 Mission 14 to ISS 4
Total Number of Media Articles 1,178


Jump to the following In The News pages:

Exceptional General Coverage

NCESSE Mission Announcements and Press Releases

NASA & CASIS Coverage

NanoRacks & DreamUp Coverage

National Partner Coverage – NASM, Subaru, and Magellan

SSEP Mission 14 to ISS

SSEP Mission 13 to ISS

SSEP Mission 12 to ISS

SSEP Mission 11 to ISS

SSEP Mission 10 to ISS

SSEP Mission 9 to ISS

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 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.