In The News – SSEP Mission 12 to ISS

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SSEP Mission 12 to ISS

Experiment Design Competition and Selection of Flight Experiments: Fall 2017
Flight to ISS: projected launch Spring/Summer 2018, on Space-X-15 (Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft); return to Earth at launch+1 month, on SpaceX-15 (see Flight Profile page)


Last revised: October 25, 2019
Mission 12 Media Articles: 141


National and International

NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 1 August 2018 – Starboard Solar Array Imagery, August 1, 2018—starboard-solar-array-imagery.html

NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 18 July 2018, July 19, 2018

NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 5 July 2018 – Cancer Studies, July 7, 2018—cancer-studies.html

The Fifteenth ISS Resupply Mission by SpaceX Carries Research, Hardware and 35+ Experiments, June 26, 2018


Sao Paulo, Brazil

Alliance with the U.S. Enables Brazilian Students to Conduct an Experiment on the International Space Station (ISS)
Digital Journal, August 4, 2017


Springfield, New Jersey

Community: Cecelia Fatima Finalist at the SSEP Conference – Smithsonian Institution
Portuguese American Journal, July 20, 2018


Knox County, Tennessee

Students Send Human Spit, Baby Teeth and More to Space…for Science, July 6, 2018

Student Spotlight: Do Teeth Decay Differently in Space?
Space Station Explorers, June 28, 2018


iForward-Grantsburg, Wisconsin

Jigsaw Interactive’s Virtual Classrooms Help iForward Online Students Send Experiment to the International Space Station
Markets Insider, Globe Newswire, June 29, 2018


Local and Regional Coverage

Sao Paulo, Brazil

Brazilian Students to Send Projects to Space Station
Época Negócios, Brazil, December 15, 2017

Brazilian Children Send Experiment to Space Station
Galileu, Brazil, November 17, 2017

Brazilian Students Participate in Project in Partnership with NASA (Note: you can use Google Chrome to translate)
Jornal Espaço do Povo, Brazil, October 23, 2017

SP Students Project to Reach NASA (Note: you can use Google Chrome to translate)
Hoje em Dia, Brazil, September 27, 2017

Brazilian Project to Send Experiment to International Space Station
Site Inovação Tecnológica, Brazil, August 25, 2017</span>oticias/noticia.php?artigo=projeto-brasileiro-enviara-experimento-estacao-espacial-internacional&id=010175170825#.WoMWEJM-dTY


Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada

Editorial: The Sky’s Not the Limit
Times Colonist, British Columbia, July 3, 2018

VIDEO: The National (coverage starts at 39:22 min)
CBC News, British Columbia, June 29, 2018

Nanaimo Worms Make it into Space
Nanaimo News Bulletin, British Columbia, June 29, 2018

Winning Entries Chosen in Mission Patch Contest
Nanaimo News Bulletin, British Columbia, April 3, 2018

VIDEO: Nanaimo High School Students’ Experiment Ready to Blast Off
Global News Canada, British Columbia, January 18, 2018

VIDEO: Experiment by Nanaimo students is headed for space
CHEK News, British Columbia, January 17, 2018

Nanaimo Students Use SSEP Program to Send Worms to Space
OWL Connected, British Columbia, January 11, 2018

All Systems Go for Nanaimo Students’ Space Experiment
Nanaimo News Bulletin, British Columbia, January 10, 2018

VIDEO: Students’ Experiment Going to Outer Space (Where You Live)
Shaw TV Nanaimo, British Columbia, January 8, 2018

NDSS Students Present Progress Report on Space Mission Project
Nanaimo News Bulletin, British Columbia, November 21, 2017

Nanaimo Students on a Countdown to Launch Science Experiment into Space
Nanaimo News Bulletin, British Columbia, September 8, 2017


Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

The Metro’s Year in Review
Winnipeg Free Press, Manitoba, December 31, 2018

Out of This World Experiment Gets Big Results
Winnipeg Free Press, Manitoba, September 11, 2018

Projects Come Back from Space
Winnipeg Free Press, Manitoba, September 4, 2018

Back to Earth – and School: Wolseley Students Analyze Results After Spacebound Project Returns Home
Winnipeg Free Press, Manitoba, August 31, 2018–and-school-492200671.html

Mission Patch Selected for Space Bound Student Project
Winnipeg School District NetNotes, Manitoba, March 7, 2018—March-2018.aspx

Sending Their Work to the Stars; Grosvenor School Students Part of Space Bound Experiment
Winnipeg Free Press, Manitoba, January 5, 2018

Winnipeg Students’ Science Experiments are Going to be Out of this World
CBC News, Manitoba, December 15, 2017


Corcoran, California

VIDEO: Astronauts Test Valley Students’ Hypothesis in Space, Group Present Findings in Wasington, D.C.
ABC 30, California, July 1, 2019

Soroptimist Helps Students Follow Their Dreams
Hanford Sentinel, California, March 20, 2019

Salas Presents Check to John Muir Middle School
Hanford Sentinel, California, January 29, 2019

VIDEO: Corcoran School Raising Money to Send Science Students to D.C.
FOX26 News, California, January 27, 2019

JM Project Reaches Outer Space
The Corcoran Journal, California, September 4, 2018

John Muir Middle School is in the Space Program
The Hanford Sentinel, California, October 18, 2017

VIDEO: Students in Corcoran Compete to Send Science Projects to Space
abc30 News, California, October 17, 2017

Districts Prepare for the New School Year
The Hanford Sentinel, California, August 8, 2017

Corcoran’s John Muir Middle School is Joining the Space Program
The Hanford Sentinel, California, August 5, 2017


Moreno Valley, California

Students at Moreno Valley’s Valley View High Watch Experiment Lift Off into Space
The Press-Enterprise, California, July 7, 2018

Why Moreno Valley Students will Send Soybeans into Space
The Press-Enterprise, California, February 10, 2018

Valley View High School students sending project to International Space Station
Moreno Valley Unified School District, California, January 17, 2018


Sanger, California

VIDEO: Sanger students experimenting in space, California, February 21, 2018

VIDEO: Student experiment selected to be part of Mission 12 at International Space Station
abc30 News, California, February 21, 2018

Sanger Unified is part of America’s space program
The Sanger Scene, California, February 20, 2018

Fairmont Elementary and Sanger High Selected to be Part of America’s Space Program
FOX26 News, California, February 14, 2018


San Jose, California

Discovery Charter School Experiment is Out of this World
El Observador, California, July 20, 2018


Bridgeport, Connecticut – University of Bridgeport

University of Bridgeport Students Send Research to the International Space Station
PRweb, Connecticut, June 8, 2018

VIDEO: Bridgeport College Students Study Gravity’s Effect on Human Body
news12, Connecticut, June 8, 2018

UB-Designed Experiments Headed for Space
ctpost, Connecticut, June 7, 2018

For UB Students, June Means it’s Time to Send Research to the International Space Station
UB News, Connecticut, June 1, 2018

Where Questions Take Center Stage
UB News, Connecticut, March 29, 2018

Bridgeport Student’s Artwork will Rocket into Space with UB Research
UB News, Connecticut, February 26, 2018

UB will Host Faculty Research Day on March 23
UB News, Connecticut, February 15, 2018

UB Experiment Headed to Space
CTPost, Connecticut, January 2, 2018

Biology Students’ Research Chosen for International Space Station Experiments
University of Bridgeport News, Connecticut, January 2, 2018


Stamford, Connecticut

Stamford High Students’ Yeast Experiment Wins NASA Nod
Stamford Advocate, Connecticut, February 15, 2018

Stamford High Student Wins NASA Art Contest
Stamford Advocate, Connecticut, October 13, 2017

Stamford High Students Participate in Prestigious Science Competition
Stamford Advocate, Connecticut, October 8, 2017

Stamford High School Students to Take Part in Student Spaceflight Experiments Program
Stamford Public Schools, Connecticut, August 31, 2017


Hillsborough County, Florida

Space Team Limona Elementary Students Project Heading to Space
Osprey Observer, Florida, March 30, 2018

The Space Team Members at Limona Elementary are Ready to Send Their Experiment Out of This World
Hillsborough County Public Schools Newsdeck, Florida, February 27, 2018


Port St. Lucie, Florida

Port St. Lucie Girls’ Science Project Sends Sea Monkeys to International Space Station
TCPalm, Florida, August 1, 2018


Jackson County, Georgia

AUDIO: Jackson County Schools’ Finalists for Experiments on International Space Station
WUGA, Georgia, November 29, 2017


University System of Maryland (USM), Maryland

Science Terps’ Microbiology Experiment Returns from International Space Station, Maryland, August 6, 2018

FSU has More Ties to Space Station
WCBC Radio, Maryland, April 11, 2018


Kalamazoo & Detroit – Michigan Archdiocese

St. Fabian Seventh Graders to Send Science Experiment into Space
The Michigan Catholic, Michigan, January 25, 2018


Galloway, New Jersey – Stockton University

N.J. College Undergrads Just Sent Their Science Experiment to Outer Space, New Jersey, July 15, 2018

Stockton Experiment to Ride the SpaceX Falcon 9 to the International Space Station
South Jersey News, New Jersey, June 28, 2018

Northfield Teen’s Patch to Journey into Space Aboard SpaceX Rocket
Shore News Today, New Jersey, April 3, 2018

Stockton Students Search for Solution to Drug Delivery in Outer Space
SNJ Today, New Jersey, February 19, 2018

Stockton University Students Search for Solution to Drug Delivery in Outer Space
The Society Page, New Jersey, February 16, 2018


Springfield, New Jersey

Springfield Calendar: SSEP Science Expedition 2018, New Jersey, May 20, 2018

Springfield Board of Education Meeting: SSEP Awards, New Jersey, March 7, 2018


Belen, New Mexico

VIDEO: Student Spaceflight Experiments Program – Belen High School
KOB4 News, New Mexico, February 23, 2018—belen-high-school/4797892/

Belen High School Students’ Research Going to International Space Station
KRQE News 13, New Mexico, January 16, 2018

VIDEO: ‘Send Belen High School to Space’ Needs More Donations by Monday
KRQE News 13, New Mexico, August 24, 2017

Send BHS to Space
Valencia County, New Mexico, August 23, 2017


WNY STEM – Buffalo/Niagara, New York

‘Wellsville Worms’ Return Home from Space Station
Wellsville Daily Reporter, New York, August 21, 2018

Dragon Returns to Earth with Wellsville Experiment
Wellsville Daily Reporter, New York, August 7, 2018

SpaceX Delivers Wellsville Worms to Space Station
Wellsville Daily Reporter, New York, July 3, 2018

Wellsville, We Have Liftoff
The Chronicle-Express, New York, July 1, 2018

AUDIO: An Experiment Designed by WNY Students Goes Out of This World
WBFO 88.7, New York, June 28, 2018

VIDEO: Wellsville students prepare to send experiment to space
WIVB-News4, Texas, May 10, 2018

VIDEO: Wellsville Students Soar to Great Heights
WGRZ-TV, New York, February 2, 2018

Wellsville Students Honored for Space Experiment
Wellsville Daily Reporter, New York, January 9, 2018

Lockport Among STEM Competition Finalists
Niagara Gazette, New York, December 31, 2017

Local Students Finalists in National STEM Program; Niagara Falls Students Earn Honorable Mention
Niagara Frontier Publications, New York, December 28, 2017

Wellsville Science Students’ Experiment Chosen for International Space Station
Olean Times Herald, New York, December 26, 2017

Wellsville Class Project will be Tested on International Space Station
Penn Yan Chronicle-Express (blog), New York, December 23, 2017

Olean High School Class Hopes to Send Experiment to Space
Olean Times Herald, New York, December 13, 2017


Sumter, South Carolina

Sumter Sixth Graders Get Experiment on the International Space Station
South Carolina Radio Network, South Carolina, October 12, 2018

From Space to Sumter: Students Learn Chemical Mix Can Help Plants Grow in Space
The Sumter ITEM, South Carolina, August 14, 2018,312924

VIDEO: Sixth Graders Reaching Outer Space
WLTX, South Carolina, May 24, 2018

It’s (actually) Rocket Science at Alice Drive Middle
The Sumter ITEM, South Carolina, January 25, 2018,302538

VIDEO: It’s (actually) Rocket Science at Alice Drive Middle
Studio Sumter from The Sumter ITEM, South Carolina, January 25, 2018

It’s not Rocket Science at Alice Drive Middle
The Sumter ITEM, South Carolina, January 18, 2018,302155

School Selected for Space Program
The Sumter ITEM, South Carolina, September 26, 2017,296061


Knox County, Tennessee

Carter Middle School Students Sink Their Teeth into Space Experiment
Knox News, Tennessee, August 12, 2018

VIDEO: Carter Middle School Students Welcome Back Tooth They Sent to Space, Tennessee, August 12, 2018


Brazosport, Texas

Rasco Students Make Final Preparation for Space-Bound Program
The Facts, Texas, May 31, 2018

BISD Student Artwork Joins Student Experiment on the International Space Station
Brazosport ISD, Texas, March 5, 2018

Rasco Students’ Project Selected to Fly to Space (subscription required)
The Facts, Texas, February 1, 2018


Burleson, Texas

BISD Students Present Project in Washington, D.C.
Burleson Star, Texas, July 3, 2018

Future Scientists Experiment Headed for Space
Burleson Star, Texas, February 1, 2018

REALM at Kerr Middle School’s “Effects of Microgravity on Penicillium Mold Growth” Team’s SSEP Mission 12 Experiment Selected for Flight
Burleson ISD, Texas, January 10, 2018

Student Spaceflight Experiments Program (SSEP) Mission 12 Finalists Announced
Burleson ISD, Texas, December 1, 2017


Ector County, Texas

OCA Student Recognized at Board Meeting
Odessa American, Texas, August 21, 2019

ECISD Student Set to Participate in International Science Panel
Odessa American, Texas, July 31, 2019

Space Experiment (photo)
Odessa American, Texas, September 23, 2018

ECISD Student Experiment Returns from ISS, Harvesting and Analysis to be Conducted
NewsWest9, Texas, September 11, 2018

Space Conference Changes Students’ Views on Life
Odessa American, Texas, July 19, 2018

VIDEO: Falcon ECHS Students’ Experiment Launches into Space
NewsWest9, Texas, June 29, 2018

VIDEO: Odessa Students’ Experiment Launched to International Space Station
CBS7 News, Texas, June 29, 2018

VIDEO: Falcon Early College HS Students Prepare for Space Launch This Week
KSLA News, Texas, June 27, 2018

Two ECISD Teachers Heading to Space Camp
Odessa American, Texas, May 30, 2018

Hays Teacher Heading to NASA Next Month
Odessa American, Texas, May 18, 2018

Mission patch winners ready for launch into space
Odessa American, Texas, May 10, 2018

GOOD NEWS: Research Forum
Odessa American, Texas, April 25, 2018

Out of this World
Odessa American, Texas, April 24, 2018

Two Ector County ISD student patches will be flown to space
KSWO News7, Texas, April 23, 2018

Estudiante de Ecisd Colaborará con la Nasa, Texas, April 19, 2018

VIDEO: You Can Help an ECISD Space Program by Eating at Chili’s in Odessa
NewsWest9, Texas, March 8, 2018

VIDEO: Bacteria Eating Plastic Experiment
DRB Media Communications Digital News, Texas, February 1, 2018

Falcon Students Working Out Details for Space Experiment
Odessa American, Texas, January 30, 2018

VIDEO: Taking Flight: Odessa Sophomores Take Part in Student Spaceflight Experiments Program
CBS7 News, Texas, January 29, 2018

ECISD Recognizes Students, Teachers with Awards
Odessa American, Texas, December 19, 2017

Students’ Space Experiment Proposals to be Judged Today
Odessa American Online, Texas, November 8, 2017

ECISD Students Working Toward Getting Experiments in Orbit
Odessa American Online, Texas, October 21, 2017

ECISD Launches Space Program to Send an Experiment in Space
News West 9, Texas, October 15, 2017


Fort Bend, Texas

Fort Bend ISD Participates in STEM Space Education Program
FBISD Magazine, Texas, Winter 2018


Pharr, Texas

PSJA ISD High School Student Microgravity Experiment Headed to the International Space Station
The Valley Times, Texas, January 30, 2018

PSJA ISD High School Student Microgravity Experiment Selected to Fly to the International Space Station
Valley Town Crier, Texas, January, 18, 2018


iForward – Grantsburg, Wisconsin

VIDEO: iForward Online Students Launch Science Project to International Space Station, Wisconsin, August 30, 2018

iForward’s Spaceflight Team Takes Their Show on the Road
Burnett County Sentinel, Wisconsin, July 25, 2018

iForward Students Blast Off for an Out-Of-This-World Experience, Wisconsin, June 27, 2018

Local student’s work heading to International Space Station
The Journal Times, Wisconsin, April 17, 2018

Student Team’s Work Goes Low-Gravity
Burnett County Sentinel, Wisconsin, March 29, 2018

SSEP Project Shared with Grantsburg School Board
Burnett County Sentinel, Wisconsin, January 11, 2018

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.