Endeavour last rollout

3/10/11—-The space shuttle Endeavour rolls out of the VAB for the last time for the 3 mile 6 hour trip to launch pad 39-A (at left) for a mission to the International Space Station. Endeavour will be retired after this mission. Photo by: Michael R. Brown

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.