In The News – SSEP Mission 13 to ISS

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SSEP Mission 13 to ISS

Experiment Design Competition and Selection of Flight Experiments: Fall 2018
Flight to ISS: projected launch Spring/Summer 2019


Last revised: November 9, 2021
Mission 13 Media Articles: 137


National and International Coverage

NASA Space Station on Orbit Status 1 April 2020 – SpaceX Dragon to Return Next Monday
Space Ref, April 2, 2020—spacex-dragon-to-return-next-monday.html

WNY STEM – Buffalo-Niagara, New York

Students’ Research Takes Flight – Into Outer Space
Milken Educator Awards, July 30, 2019


Local and Regional Coverage

General Coverage

These Five Inland School Science Projects are Out of this World – Literally
The Press-Enterprise, California, August 1, 2019


Sao Paulo, Brazil

Filter Created by Students from Santa Catarina Goes to Space
Metro Jornal, Brazil, July 31, 2019

NASA Sends Brazilian Project to Space Station
Época Negócios, Brazil, July 30, 2019

Xanxerê Students Who Went to Meet NASA Talk About the Trip
Tudosbre Xanxere, Brazil, July 16, 2019

SC Students Visit NASA
NSC Total, Brazil, July 9, 2019

Supported by NASA and SpaceX Brazilian Students Present Projects for International Space Station
Jornal O Globo, Brazil, July 2, 2019

Cosmopolis Professor Guides Project Chosen by NASA and Sent to Space
Jaguari TV, Brazil, June 28, 2019

Project of Students from Santa Catarina Will Be Taken to Space by NASA
NSC Total, Brazil, December 18, 2018

IFSC Xanxerê students project Will Be Sent to the ISS
Portal DX, Brazil, December 18, 2018

Santa Carina Project Wins Contest and Will Be Tested at ISS
Canal Tech, Brazil, December 17, 2018

Project Wins Tender Goes to International Space Station
Diário Dos Campos, Brazil, December 17, 2018

VIDEO: Xanxerê Students Make Experiment that will be Tested in Space by NASA Astronauts
globoplay, Brazil, December 14, 2018

São José Students Experiment Can Be Sent to Space and Tested by NASA Astronauts
Portal Meon, Brazil, December 8, 2018

Garátea Mission Helps Brazilian Students Send Projects into Space Towards the ISS
canaltech, Brazil, December 4, 2018

Garátea Mission: Brazilian Students Projects Can Be Sent Aboard the ISS
tudocelular, Brazil, December 4, 2018

Garátea Mission Opens Application for Projects of Brazilian Students
Galileu, Brazil, August 16, 2018

Mission Garátea ISS Opens Applications for Students From All Over Brazil
Defensanet, Brazil, August 8, 2018—Missao-Garatea-ISS-abre-isncricoes-para-estudantes-de-todo-o-Brasil/


Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

VIDEO: NASA Astronaut Visits Edmonton Students Involved in High-Flying Science Competition
Global News, Edmonton, June 6, 2019

Teen Girls’ Winning Experiment Proposal Will See Plant Sent into Space
Edmonton Sun, Edmonton, December 18, 2018

Experiment Designed by Edmonton Students to be Tested on Space Station
CBC, Edmonton, December 18, 2018

Edmonton Students Win Right to Have Experiment Launched on International Space Station
Global News, Edmonton, December 18, 2018

VIDEO: Grade 9 Project to Visit Space
CTV News, Edmonton, December 18, 2018

Fast-Growing Plant Off to Space after Five Grade 9 Edmonton Girls Win Experiment Proposal
Edmonton Journal, Edmonton, December 18, 2018

Edmonton Students Will Pilot an Experiment in Space
CBC French, Edmonton, December 18, 2018

VIDEO: Edmonton Students Compete to Have Their Science Project Head to International Space Station
Global News, Edmonton, October 30, 2018

VIDEO: Edmonton Students to Compete to Send Tiny Science Experiment to Space
Edmonton Journal, Edmonton, October 30, 2018

Back to School: Edmonton Students to Compete to Send Tiny Science Experiment to Space
Edmonton Journal, Edmonton, September 4, 2018


Qualicum, British Columbia, Canada

2019 Comox Valley Year in Review: March
BC Local News, December 27, 2019

‘It Was Kind of Surreal’: Parksville Students Grow Sprouts in Space
Parksville Qualicum Beach News, British Columbia, October 1, 2019

Parksville Science Students Sending Project to Space
Nanaimo News Now, British Columbia, July 11, 2019

Parksville High School Students Headed to Kennedy Space Center
Parksville Qualicum Beach News, British Columbia, July 11, 2019

Food Producer Will Send Alfalfa Sprouts To Space
Canadian Homesteading, British Columbia, March 7, 2019

Sprouts in Space: B.C. Alfalfa Will Launch on a SpaceX Rocket
The Star Vancouver, British Columbia, March 7, 2019

Eat More Sprouts to Be Part of an International Space Station Experiment This Summer
Comox Valley Record, British Columbia, March 5, 2019

Ballenas Students Launch Fundraiser to U.S. Travel to Promote Science Experiment
Parksville Qualicum Beach News, British Columbia, February 22, 2019

SD69 Students Hope to Send Artwork to Space
Parksville Qualicum Beach News,, British Columbia, February 16, 2019

VIDEO: ‘Out of This World’ Experiment Sees Parksville Students Try to Grow Sprouts in Space
CTV News Vancouver Island, British Columbia, January 29, 2019

AUDIO: Students in Parksville – Students Will See Their Work Go into Space
iHeart Radio C-FAX 1070, British Columbia, January 18, 2019

Jack Knox: Parksville Students Sprout Idea for Science Experiment in Space
Times Colonist, British Columbia, January 18, 2019

VIDEO: Parksville Students’ Science Experiment Will Blast to International Space Station
CHEK News, British Columbia, January 17, 2019

Vancouver Island Science Project to be Launched Into Space
Sooke News Mirror, British Columbia, January 15, 2019

Ballenas Student Experiment Going Into Space
Parksville Qualicum Beach News, British Columbia, January 14, 2019

Qualicum District Students to Develop Experiments That Could Head into Space
Parksville Qualicum Beach News, British Columbia, October 15, 2018


Winfield, Alabama

Alabama High School Students’ Experiment Set to Launch to International Space Station
Yellowhammer News, Alabama, July 20, 2019


Corcoran, California

Assemblymember Salas Take Corcoran Students on Tour of NASA Lab
Hanford Sentinel, California, July 19, 2019

Assemblymember Salas Welcomes Corcoran’s Young Scientists to State Capitol
Hanford Sentinel, California, March 28, 2019

John Muir is Ready for Liftoff
Hanford Sentinel, California, October 13, 2018


La Verne, California

Mushroom Project on International Space Station
Chino Champion, California, August 10, 2019


Riverside, California

VIDEO: John F. Kennedy School National Aeronautics and Space Administration Project (Item #12)
Riverside City Council, California, February 6, 2019


Hillsborough County, Florida

Randall Science Students Send Experiment to Space
Osprey Observer, Florida, September 9, 2019


Fitchburg, Massachusetts

UMass Amherst Microbiologist Will Lead New Soil Warming Studies
EurekAlert, Massachusetts, August 29, 2018


Anne Arundel County, Maryland

Magothy River Students Send Project to Space
Severna Park Voice, Maryland, June 27, 2019,28979


Montgomery County, Maryland

VIDEO: Parkland Seventh-Graders Participate in Student Spaceflight Experiments Program
Montgomery County Public Schools, Maryland, February 13, 2019


Traverse City, Michigan

Community in Brief: Space Experiment
Traverse City Record Eagle, Michigan, July 22, 2019

TCAPS Mission Patch Design Selected
Traverse City Record Eagle, Michigan, March 24, 2019

VIDEO: Spaceflight Program Sends Traverse City Students Projects to Space (Item #12)
9&10 News, Michigan, March 18, 2019

Community in Brief: Student Designs Go To Space
Traverse City Record Eagle, Michigan, March 15, 2019

Mich. High School Students to Send Experiment to Space
The Detroit News, Michigan, January 21, 2019

High School Students to Send an Experiment to Space
Debate Report, Toronto, January 20, 2019

VIDEO: Traverse City Students to Send Experiment to Space
9&10 News, Michigan, January 18, 2019

TC West Students’ Experiment Going to ISS
Traverse City Record Eagle, Michigan, January 18, 2019

VIDEO: Students Working on Science Experiments to Hopefully Be Sent to Space, Michigan, October 26, 2018

VIDEO: Traverse City Students Reach for the Sky in Spaceflight Program
9 & 10 News, Michigan, July 18, 2018

TC West To Participate in Student Spaceflight Experiment
Traverse City Ticker, Michigan, June 23, 2018


Kansas City, Missouri/Kansas

VIDEO: KCK Students See Results of Experiment That Spent Month in Space
KSHB, Kansas, September 19, 2019

Does Mint Grow In Space? These Kansas City, Kansas, Middle-Schoolers Are Eager To Find Out
KCUR, Kansas, February 19, 2019

AUDIO: Seg. 2: Kansas City Students Sending Experiment to Space (beginning at 26:36)
KCUR, Kansas, February 19, 2019

Coronado Students’ Experiment Selected for the International Space Station, Kansas, January 18, 2019

VIDEO: Four KCK Students to Send Science Experiment to International Space Station
KSHB, Kansas, January 18, 2019


Clark County, Nevada

NASA Awards Azerbaijani Schoolgirl
The Azeri Times, November 7, 2021

Project From Walker International School to Blast into Earth Orbit
CCSD Newsroom, Nevada, January 14, 2019


Galloway, New Jersey – Stockton University

Spotlight On: Student Presenters ‘Role Models’ for Younger Researchers at National Conference
Stockton University News, New Jersey, July 17, 2019

Stockton Students from Freehold, Edison Sending Research Project to International Space Station on July 21, New Jersey, July 17, 2019


Ocean City, New Jersey

OCHS Students Send Brine Shrimp Experiment to Space Station
Ocean City Sentinel, New Jersey, August 28, 2019

VIDEO: WATCH: Ocean City, Stockton Students’ Experiment Launch Into Space
Press of Atlantic City, New Jersey, July 26, 2019

Ocean City Among 38 Schools Sending Student Experiments to Space
Press of Atlantic City, New Jersey, March 13, 2019

Ocean City Students Selected to Send Science Experiment Into Space
Press of Atlantic City, New Jersey, February 28, 2019

Ocean City Students Sending Science Experiment Into Space
OCNJ Daily, New Jersey, February 19, 2019

Ocean City Pupils’ Experiment Will Head into Space
Cape May County Herald, New Jersey, February 19, 2019

O.C. Students Propose Out-of-This-World Science Experiments
OCNJ Daily, New Jersey, November 20, 2018

Ocean City Pupils Hope Astronauts Will Conduct Their Experiment
Cape May County Herald, New Jersey,  November 10, 2018


Springfield, New Jersey

Springfield Students Present on Spaceflight at National Conference, New Jersey, July 11, 2019

Springfield Board of Education Honors Winners of Science Spaceflight Competition, New Jersey, May 14, 2019


Jefferson County, New York

Documentary “Apollo 11” to be Shown Under the Stars Friday after Science Talk
NNY360, New York, July 17, 2019

VIDEO: 4-H’ers Prepare ‘Rusty’ Experiment for Space Station
Cornell Chronicle, New York, July 15, 2019

Student Science Experiment to be Launched into Space
Watertown Daily Times, New York, January 24, 2019

School Kid Scientists Propose Experiments for International Space Station
Cornell Chronicle, New York, November 29, 2018

Student Spaceflight Experiment Program Finalists Announced
Watertown Daily Times, New York, November 15, 2018


WNY STEM – Buffalo-Niagara, New York

VIDEO: STEM Students Getting Hands-On Experience Working in the Space Industry
WIVB4, New York, August 28, 2019

Student Project Headed Off to Space
Lancaster Bee, New York, April 17, 2019

Award-Winning Teacher Takes Students Out of this World
Rise, New York, April 3, 2019

VIDEO: Buffalo Students to See Experiment Shot into Space
WGRZ, New York, February 18, 2019

Space Flight Taking Off in Buffalo Schools
The Buffalo News, New York, February 18, 2019

AUDIO: Bacteria Experiment From a City School to Head into Space
WBFO 88.7, New York, December 18, 2018

Students from I-Prep Win Space Flight Competition
The Buffalo News, New York, December 17, 2018

Out-of-this-World Success for Lockport Students
Lockport Union-Sun & Journal, New York, December 2, 2018

Olean City School District Board Approves Professional Development, Congratulates Students
Olean Times Herald, New York, November 27, 2018


Hunter, North Dakota

VIDEO: Northern Cass Needs Your Help, to Send One of Your Science Projects to Space
WDAY, North Dakota, August 24, 2018


Hershey, Pennsylvania

Milton Hershey’s Students’ Artwork Blasts off for International Space Station
The Morning Call, December 20, 2020

Lebanon 4th Grader’s Art Patch Sent to the Stars on SpaceX Rocket
Lebanon Daily News, December 15, 2020

VIDEO: Students’ Project to Be Tested by NASA
WHP News, Pennsylvania, February 9, 2019

Moosup Native’s Experiment Chosen For Space
Hartford Courant, Connecticut, February 4, 2019

Art for Astronauts: Out-of-This-World Science Project Created by Student from Beaver Falls
The Times, Pennsylvania, January 28, 2019

A Northeast Philly Student’s Science Experiment will be Performed in Outer Space, Pennsylvania, January 23, 2019

VIDEO: Student Spaceflight Experiments Program – Milton Hershey School
Milton Hershey School, Pennsylvania, January 18, 2019

Titusville Teen’s Work to be Tested on Space Station, Pennsylvania, January 15, 2019


Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – University of Pittsburgh

Space-bound PittPharmacy Experiment Examines Antibacterial Resistance
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pennsylvania, July 19, 2019

Pitt Pharmacy Students to Blast Antibiotic Resistance Experiment into Space
90.5 WESA, Pennsylvania, January 28, 2019


Knox County, Tennessee

Knox County Students Traveling to Florida to Launch an Experiment into Space
Knoxville News Sentinel, Tennessee, July 20, 2019

VIDEO: Students Launching Experiment into Space
WATE 6, Tennessee, July 19, 2019

VIDEO: Carter Magnet Academy Students Aim for Space Soil
KnoxTNToday, Tennessee, February 20, 2019


Burleson, Texas

School Board Trustees Honor Students
Burleson Star, Texas, December 20, 2018

BISD’s Space Night was Out of This World
Burleson Star, Texas, November 15, 2018


Ector County, Texas

VIDEO: Patches Designed by ECISD Students Return from Stay on ISS
News West 9, June 22, 2021

VIDEO: Nimitz Students Working with Texas Tech
NewsWest9, June 20, 2019

Odessa 6th Graders, Texas Tech Researchers, Work to Find Novel Treatment for Cancer
NewsWest9, June 18, 2019

Odessa Students and Texas Tech Researchers Working on Novel Treatment for Cancer
Odessa American, Texas, June 17, 2019

VIDEO: ECISD Senior to Represent all of Texas at International Space Station Research and Development Conference
NewsWest9, May 20, 2019

Falcon Student Selected for Space Panel
Odessa American, Texas, May 21, 2019

Nimitz Project Chosen for Space
Odessa American, Texas, December 21, 2018

Nimitz Students Selected to Send Science Experiment to Space
NewsWest9, Texas, December 18, 2018

Sixth Graders at Nimitz MS Chosen to Send Experiment to Space
CBS7 News, Texas, December 18, 2018

ECISD Gets Accepted to Student Spaceflight Experiments Program for 2nd Year
NewsWest 9, Texas, November 5, 2018

Schools Get Out of This World Chance
Odessa American, Texas, November 5, 2018

ECISD Accepted into Student Spaceflight Program
Odessa American, Texas, October 30, 2018


Klein, Texas

Student Art Headed to the International Space Station!
Klein ISD Newsroom, Texas, March 6, 2019

VIDEO: Klein in Space Winners Getting Ready for Blast Off
Klein ISD Newsroom, Texas, February 11, 2019


Marfa, Texas

VIDEO: The ‘Marfa Martians’ Invade Texas Capitol, Are Recognized For NASA Experiment
Marfa Public Radio, Texas, April 29, 2019

VIDEO: “Marfa Martians” Beat Out Thousands of Students to Send Their Experiment to Space
CBS Evening News, Texas, April 22, 2019

Martians in Space (page 9)
ATPE News Magazine, Texas, March 11, 2019–issuu

Marfa Martians Prepare to Send Experiment to Space
Texas Standard, Texas, January 22, 2019

AUDIO: Marfa Martians Prepare to Send Experiment to Space
Marfa Public Radio, Texas, January 18, 2019

Marfa ISD All-Girls Group Hopes to Send Science Experiment to Space
YourBasin, Texas, December 31, 2018

Marfa Martians Prepare to Send Project to Space in 2019
NewsWest9, Texas, December 22, 2018


Pharr, Texas

PSJA ISD Students Design Microgravity Experiment Selected to Fly to the International Space Station
Valley Town Crier, Texas, January 31, 2019

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.