In The News – SSEP Mission 1 to ISS

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SSEP Mission 1 to ISS

Experiment Design Competition and Selection of Flight Experiments: Fall 2011
Flight to ISS: launched May 22, 2012, on SpaceX Demonstration Flight (SpaceX-D1: Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon Spacecraft); returned to Earth July 1, 2012, on Soyuz 29S.


Last revised: February 6, 2018
Mission 1 Media Articles: 31


National and International Coverage

General Coverage for Mission 1 to ISS

SpaceX’s Dragon capsule docks with international space station
Washington Post, May 25, 2012

SpaceX Launches With 15 Dreams Onboard
Forbes, May 22, 2012

EXCELLENT ARTICLE: SSEP Student Scientists at the SpaceX Dragon Launch Chemistry, May 19, 2012

Student Experiments to Fly Aboard Dragon Spacecraft
Parabolic Arc, May 18, 2012

SpaceX to launch to the ISS Saturday, Raleigh-Durham-Fayetteville, May 17, 2012

Testing Private Ship to the Space Station, and Wine, Too
New York Times, May 17, 2012

Space Spiders and Wine: Weird Science Launching on Private Space Capsule, May 17, 2012

SpaceX mission to include student experiments, emblems
Work will be among first payloads delivered to space station by private craft on, May 16, 2012

THE WHITE HOUSE: Background on the Exhibits, Students and Competitions at the White House Science Fair
WWW.WHITEHOUSE.GOV, District of Columbia, February 6, 2012


Local and Regional Coverage

West Hills and San Marino, California

San Marino students’ chat with astronauts is out of this world
Pasadena Sun, California, November 15, 2012

San Marino Students to Participate in Live Video Conference with Astronauts Aboard the International Space Station
San Marino Tribune, California, November 14, 2012

SMHS Student Presents Experiment to NASA
San Marino Patch, California, May 29, 2012

VIDEO: SpaceX Carries SoCal Students’ Experiments
KNBC-TV, May 25, 2012!/news/top-stories/video-override/SpaceX-Carries-SoCal-Students-Experiments/154279965

VIDEO: SoCal Students Send Experiments to Space Aboard First Private Spacecraft
Experiments testing fermentation and fungi are aboard SpaceX’s Dragon capsule
NBC 4, California, May 25, 2012

VIDEO: SpaceX Dragon capsule reaches space station; Soon to be unloaded

VIDEO: Chaminade students have science experiment aboard SpaceX flight
Los Angeles Daily News, May 23, 2012


Hartford, Connecticut

Enter The ‘Dragon’: Hartford Science Experiment Aboard First Commercial Flight To Space Station
Hartford Courant, May 22, 2012,0,6756919.story

Hartford Experiment To Fly On ‘Dragon,’ First Commercial Flight To International Space Station
Hartford Courant, February 12, 2012,0,6522372.story


Washington, DC – Capitol Hill Cluster of Schools

DC Middle-School Students’ Work Launched Into Space
Washingtonian, May 25, 2012


Lake County, Indiana

Avicenna experiments set for Space Station
Post-Tribune, May 17, 2012

Into Space and Beyond
Crown Point, NWI Times, May 7, 2012

Area students eye second space mission
Crown Point, NWI Times, January 6, 2012


Charles County, Maryland

Experiment created by Lackey student to be tested in space
SoMdNews, Maryland, April 25, 2012

SpaceX rocket carries Maryland science project into space
The Baltimore Sun, May 25, 2012,0,462748.story


Fitchburg, Massachusetts

Monty Tech experiment headed for space
News Telegram, March 9, 2012


Pleasanton-Norris, Nebraska

Norris students’ experiment to be sent to space
ABC Channel 8, February 9, 2012


Houston, Texas

VIDEO: HISD student experiments onboard delayed rocket
ABC 13, May 19, 2012

VIDEO: Space X launch scheduled for Saturday morning
ABC 13, May 18, 2012

Students set sights high for their experiments destined for the space station, May 6, 2012

Space station to get Johnston, Parker students’ projects
Ultimate Bellaire, April 30, 2012

HISD Student Experiments Make History on SpaceX Dragon
Village News, April 24, 2012

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.