In The News – SSEP Mission 12 to ISS

Mission 12 is Community’s First SSEP Flight Opportunity: Yellow
Mission 12 is Community’s at Least Second SSEP Flight Opportunity: Green
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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: February 23, 2018
Mission 12 Media Articles: 47


National and International

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Bridgeport, Connecticut – University of Bridgeport

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 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


Kalamazoo & Detroit – Michigan Archdiocese

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


Belen, New Mexico

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

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

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


Burleson, Texas

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


Ector County, Texas

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


Pharr, Texas

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

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.