List of Space Grant Supported SSEP Communities and Missions

Last revised: April 16, 2019, to include SSEP Mission 13 to ISS

 

Space Grant consortia have provided partial support for 130 of the 271 SSEP community programs to date, reflecting engagement of 53,000 grade 5-16 students in microgravity experiment design and proposal writing, and 130 flight experiments transported to – and operated in – low Earth orbit. Space Grant-supported experiments have been part of payloads for all 15 SSEP flight opportunities to date, including STS-134 and STS-135, the final flights of Space Shuttles Endeavour and Atlantis, and SSEP Missions 1 through 13 to ISS.

 

1. Alabama Space Grant Consortium, University of Alabama in Huntsville

Supported SSEP Communities: 1
Mission 12 to ISS: Winfield (profile, flight experiment)

2. Arizona Space Grant Consortium, University of Arizona

Supported SSEP Communities: 1
SSEP on STS-135: Peoria (profile, flight experiment)

3. California Space Grant Consortium, University of California San Diego

   Supported SSEP Communities: 9 (click to explore)

Mission 2 to ISS: Santa Monica (profile, flight experiment)
Mission 5 to ISS: Santa Rosa (profile, flight experiment)
Mission 7 to ISS: Santa Monica (profile, flight experiment)
Mission 9 to ISS: Santa Monica (profile, flight experiment)
Mission 10 to ISS: Elk Grove (profile, flight experiment)
Mission 11 to ISS: Santa Monica (profile, flight experiment)
Mission 12 to ISS: Moreno Valley (profile, flight experiment)
Mission 12 to ISS: Sanger (profile, flight experiment)
Mission 13 to ISS: La Verne (profile, flight experiment)

4. NASA Connecticut Space Grant Consortium, University of Hartford

   Supported SSEP Communities: 10 (click to explore)

SSEP on STS-134: Shelton (profile, flight experiment)
SSEP on STS-135: Hartford (profile, flight experiment)
Mission 2 to ISS: East Lyme (profile, flight experiment)
Mission 7 to ISS: Hartford (profile, flight experiment)
Mission 9 to ISS: East Lyme (profile, flight experiment)
Mission 11 to ISS: Bridgeport – Fairchild Wheeler Interdistrict Campus (profile, flight experiment)
Mission 11 to ISS: East Hartford (profile, flight experiment)
Mission 12 to ISS: Bridgeport – University of Bridgeport (profile, flight experiment)
Mission 12 to ISS: Stamford (profile, flight experiment)
Mission 13 to ISS: Ashford/Willington (profile, flight experiment)

5. Delaware Space Grant Consortium, University of Delaware

Supported SSEP Communities: 2
Mission 7 to ISS: Bear (profile, flight experiment)
Mission 10 to ISS: Middletown (profile, flight experiment)

6. District of Columbia Space Grant Consortium, American University

Supported SSEP Communities: 3
Mission 1 to the ISS: Capitol Hill Cluster of Schools (profile, flight experiment)
Mission 3 to the ISS: Capitol Hill Cluster of Schools (profile, flight experiment)
Mission 6 to the ISS: DC Space Grant University Community (profile, flight experiment)

7. NASA Florida Space Grant Consortium, University of Central Florida

Supported SSEP Communities: 4
SSEP on STS-134: Broward County (profile, flight experiment)
Mission 5 to ISS: Hillsborough County (profile, flight experiment)
Mission 11 to the ISS: Hillsborough County (profile, flight experiment)
Mission 13 to ISS: Hillsborough County (profile, flight experiment)

8. Georgia Space Grant Consortium, Georgia Institute of Technology

Supported SSEP Communities: 1
Mission 12 to ISS: Jackson County (profile, flight experiment)

9. Iowa Space Grant Consortium, Iowa State University

Supported SSEP Communities: 1
SSEP on STS-135: Galva-Holstein (profile, flight experiment)

10. NASA Idaho Space Grant Consortium, University of Idaho

Supported SSEP Communities: 1
Mission 9 to ISS: Boise (profile, flight experiment)

11. Indiana Space Grant Consortium, Purdue University

Supported SSEP Communities: 4
SSEP on STS-135: Crown Point (profile, flight experiment)
Mission 1 to ISS: Lake County (profile, flight experiment)
Mission 4 to ISS: Indiana State Science Education Consortium (profile, flight experiment)
Mission 12 to ISS: Indianapolis (profile, flight experiment)

12. Kansas Space Grant Consortium, Kansas State University

Supported SSEP Communities: 3
Mission 3 to ISS: Valley Center (profile, flight experiment)
Mission 8 to ISS: Kansas City (profile, flight experiment)
Mission 10 to ISS: Lansing (profile, flight experiment)

13. NASA Kentucky Space Grant Consortium, University of Kentucky

Supported SSEP Communities: 2
SSEP on STS-134: Jefferson County (profile, flight experiment)
Mission 5 to ISS: Jefferson County (profile, flight experiment)

14. Louisiana Space Grant Consortium, Louisiana State University

Supported SSEP Communities: 2
SSEP on STS-134: Zachary (profile, flight experiment)
Mission 6 to ISS: Plaquemine (profile, flight experiment)

15. Maryland Space Grant Consortium, Johns Hopkins University

   Supported SSEP Communities: 14 (click to explore)

STS-134: Saint Mary’s County (profile, flight experiment)
STS-135: Charles County (profile, flight experiment)
Mission 1 to ISS: Charles County (profile, flight experiment)
Mission 3 to ISS: Howard County (profile, flight experiment)
Mission 5 to ISS: Howard County (profile, flight experiment)
Mission 8 to ISS: Montgomery County (profile, flight experiment)
Mission 8 to ISS: Prince George’s County (profile, flight experiment)
Mission 9 to ISS: Potomac (profile, flight experiment)
Mission 10 to ISS: University System of Maryland (profile, flight experiment)
Mission 11 to ISS: University System of Maryland (profile, flight experiment)
Mission 12 to ISS: University System of Maryland (profile, flight experiment)
Mission 13 to ISS: Anne Arundel County (profile, flight experiment)
Mission 13 to ISS: Montgomery County (profile, flight experiment)
Mission 13 to ISS: University System of Maryland (profile, flight experiment)

16. Massachusetts Space Grant Consortium, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

   Supported SSEP Communities: 9 (click to explore)

SSEP on STS-135: Fitchburg (profile, flight experiment)
Mission 1 to ISS: Fitchburg (profile, flight experiment)
Mission 2 to ISS: Fitchburg (profile, flight experiment)
Mission 3 to ISS: Fitchburg (profile, flight experiment)
Mission 5 to ISS: Fitchburg (profile, flight experiment)
Mission 7 to ISS: Fitchburg (profile, flight experiment)
Mission 9 to ISS: Fitchburg (profile, flight experiment)
Mission 11 to ISS: Fitchburg (profile, flight experiment)
Mission 13 to ISS: Fitchburg (profile, flight experiment)

17. Michigan Space Grant Consortium, University of Michigan

Supported SSEP Communities: 1
Mission 13 to ISS: Traverse City (profile, flight experiment)

18. Mississippi Space Grant Consortium, University of Mississippi

Supported SSEP Communities: 1
Mission 5 to ISS: Brookhaven (profile, flight experiment)

19. North Carolina Space Grant, North Carolina State University

   Supported SSEP Communities: 5 (click to explore)

SSEP on STS-134: Guilford County (profile, flight experiment)
Mission 2 to ISS: Guilford County (profile, flight experiment)
Mission 3 to ISS: Guilford County (profile, flight experiment)
Mission 5 to ISS: Guilford County (profile, flight experiment)
Mission 11 to ISS: Concord (profile, flight experiment)

20. NASA Nebraska Space Grant Consortium, University of Nebraska Omaha

   Supported SSEP Communities: 7 (click to explore)

SSEP on STS-134: Omaha – Harry A. Burke High School (profile, flight experiment)
SSEP on STS-134: Omaha – Omaha North High Magnet School (profile, flight experiment)
SSEP on STS-135: Potter and Dix (profile, flight experiment)
SSEP on STS-135: Lincoln (profile, flight experiment)
Mission 1 to ISS: Pleasanton and Norris (profile, flight experiment)
Mission 3 to ISS: Pleasanton and Callaway (profile, flight experiment)
Mission 7 to ISS: Johnson County (profile, flight experiment)

21. New Jersey Space Grant Consortium, Rutgers University

Supported SSEP Communities: 2
Mission 2 to ISS: Pennsauken (profile, flight experiment)
Mission 13 to ISS: Galloway – Stockton University (profile, flight experiment)

22. New Mexico Space Grant Consortium, New Mexico State University

Supported SSEP Communities: 2
SSEP on STS-134: Central Consolidated School District (profile, flight experiment)
Mission 12 to ISS: Belen (profile, flight experiment)

23. Nevada NASA Space Grant Consortium, Nevada System of Higher Education

Supported SSEP Communities: 1
Mission 10 to ISS: Clark County (profile, flight experiment)

24. NASA New York Space Grant Consortium, Cornell University

   Supported SSEP Communities: 9 (click to explore)

Mission 3 to ISS: New York City – NEST+m (profile, flight experiment)
Mission 4 to ISS: New York City – Children First Network 201 (profile, flight experiment)
Mission 5 to ISS: New York City – NEST+m (profile, flight experiment)
Mission 6 to ISS: Flushing (profile, flight experiment)
Mission 8 to ISS: New York City – NEST+m (profile, flight experiment)
Mission 9 to ISS: Buffalo/Niagara – WNY STEM (profile, flight experiment)
Mission 12 to ISS: Buffalo/Niagara – WNY STEM (profile, flight experiment)
Mission 13 to ISS: Jefferson County (profile, flight experiment)
Mission 13 to ISS: Buffalo/Niagara – WNY STEM (profile, flight experiment)

25. North Dakota Space Grant Consortium, University of North Dakota

Supported SSEP Communities: 2
Mission 7 to ISS: West Fargo (profile, flight experiment)
Mission 13 to ISS: Hunter (profile, flight experiment)

26. Oregon NASA Space Grant Consortium, Oregon State University

Supported SSEP Communities: 3
SSEP on STS-134: Portland (profile, flight experiment)
Mission 3 to ISS: Salem (profile, flight experiment)
Mission 9 to ISS: Eugene (profile, flight experiment)

27. NASA Pennsylvania Space Grant Consortium, Pennsylvania State University

Supported SSEP Communities: 4
Mission 4 to ISS: Downingtown (profile, flight experiment)
Mission 4 to ISS: Jamestown (profile, flight experiment)
Mission 7 to ISS: Erie (profile, flight experiment)
Mission 13 to ISS: Pittsburgh – University of Pittsburgh (profile, flight experiment)

28. South Carolina Space Grant Consortium, College of Charleston

Supported SSEP Communities: 1
Mission 6 to ISS: North Charleston (profile, flight experiment)

29. Tennessee Space Grant Consortium, Vanderbilt University

Supported SSEP Communities: 3
Mission 6 to ISS: Knox County (profile, flight experiment)
Mission 6 to ISS: Somerville (profile, flight experiment)
Mission 12 to ISS: Knox County (profile, flight experiment)

30. Texas Space Grant Consortium, University of Texas at Austin

   Supported SSEP Communities: 18 (click to explore)

SSEP on STS-134: El Paso (profile, flight experiment)
Mission 1 to ISS: El Paso (profile, flight experiment)
Mission 2 to ISS: Houston (profile, flight experiment)
Mission 6 to ISS: Rockwall County (profile, flight experiment)
Mission 6 to ISS: San Antonio – Northside ISD (profile, flight experiment)
Mission 9 to ISS: Bullard (profile, flight experiment)
Mission 9 to ISS: Burleson (profile, flight experiment)
Mission 9 to ISS: Houston (profile, flight experiment)
Mission 9 to ISS: McAllen (profile, flight experiment)
Mission 10 to ISS: Houston – Harmony Public Schools (profile, flight experiment)
Mission 10 to ISS: San Antonio – Southside ISD (profile, flight experiment)
Mission 11 to ISS: Lewisville (profile, flight experiment)
Mission 11 to ISS: Pharr (profile, flight experiment)
Mission 12 to ISS: Brazosport (profile, flight experiment)
Mission 12 to ISS: Ector County (profile, flight experiment)
Mission 12 to ISS: Fort Bend (profile, flight experiment)
Mission 13 to ISS: Ector County (profile, flight experiment)
Mission 13 to ISS: Marfa (profile, flight experiment)

31. Virginia Space Grant Consortium, Old Dominion University

Supported SSEP Communities: 2
Mission 2 to ISS: Russell County (profile, flight experiment)
Mission 3 to ISS: Wise County (profile, flight experiment)

32. Washington NASA Space Grant Consortium, University of Washington

Supported SSEP Communities: 1
SSEP on STS-134: Seattle (profile, flight experiment)

33. NASA West Virginia Space Grant Consortium, West Virginia University

Supported SSEP Communities: 1
Mission 13 to ISS: Raleigh County (profile, flight experiment)

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.