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
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Summary of Media Coverage
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Last Revised: May 18, 2020

Mission Number of Media Articles
1 Exceptional General Coverage 22
2 NCESSE Mission Announcements & PRs 19
3 NASA & CASIS Coverage 106
3 NanoRacks & DreamUp Coverage 11
3 National Partner Coverage 10
4 Mission 14 to ISS 42
5 Mission 13 to ISS 133
6 Mission 12 to ISS 141
7 Mission 11 to ISS 58
8 Mission 10 to ISS 32
9 Mission 9 to ISS 92
10 Mission 8 to ISS 28
11 Mission 7 to ISS 91
12 Mission 6 to ISS 123
13 Mission 5 to ISS 37
14 Mission 4 to ISS 42
15 Mission 3 to ISS 62
16 Mission 2 to ISS 26
17 Mission 1 to ISS 31
18 SSEP on STS-135 12
19 SSEP on STS-134 108
Total Number of Media Articles 1,226


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.