In The News – SSEP Mission 17 to ISS

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SSEP Mission 17 to ISS

Experiment Design Competition and Selection of Flight Experiments: Fall 2022
Flight to ISS: projected launch Spring/Summer 2023

Last revised: February 16, 2024
Mission 17 Media Articles: 66


National and International Coverage

Dragon CRS-2 SpX-29; Falcon 9 Block 5
Everyday Astronaut, November 9, 2023


Local and Regional Coverage

Hillsborough County, Florida

VIDEO: Tampa Bay Area Students Send Experiments to International Space Station
WFLA News Channel 8, November 9, 2023


Ocala, Florida

VIDEO: Liftoff: Science Projects by Students from 5 Florida Schools Headed to Space
NPR – WUFT, March 3, 2023

Marion County sixth grader’s science experiment headed to International Space Station
Ocala News, February 16, 2023


Osprey, Florida

Shoot for the Stars
SRQ Magazine, January 2, 2024

Four Sarasota County to See Lab Experiment Launched into Orbit on a SpaceX Rocket
Herald-Tribune, November 7, 2023

Pine View School Students to Send Experiments to Space
WWSB ABC 7, November 7, 2023

Pine View School and Student Spaceflight Experiments Program (SSEP) Mission 17
SRQ Magazine, November 2, 2023

Art Patch Competition Open to All PV 2-12 Grade Students!
Sarasota County Schools, August 11, 2022


Viera, Florida

AUDIO: Brevard Students Sent Horseshoe Crab Blood to Outer Space, Here’s Why:
WMFE, February 6, 2024

Space Coast Middle Schoolers Sending Experiment to ISS
Spectrum News 13, November 10, 2023

Pine View School Students’ Science Project to Travel to Space
Your Observer, November 6, 2023

‘Bacteria Boys’ from Brevard County Middle School Launch their Experiment to Space
ISS National Laboratory, November 6, 2023

VIDEO: Space Coast Students to Send Experiment to ISS
WFTV, November 3, 2023

Pinecrest Academy Space Coast Middle School Student Experiment ‘Bacteria Boys’ Launches into Space
Viera Voice, August 1, 2022

Pinecrest Academy to Partner with NASA
Space Coast Daily, November 2, 2023


Grayslake, Illinois

CLC Students Take Flight in Outer Space with Microgravity Experiments
CLC College News, April 24, 2023


Lake Charles, Louisiana

F.K. White Trio Wins Ultimate STEM Prize, Experiment Chosen to go up to International Space Station
American Press, June 27, 2022


Edina, Minnesota

Preparing for Takeoff: Edina Students’ Experiment to be Launched in Space
Hometown Source, November 2, 2023

Space-Bound Experiment Announced
The Sun Current, December 21, 2022

Edina Schools’ Finalists for Space Experiment Announced
The Sun Current, November 21, 2022

Edina 8th Graders Selected as Finalists to Send Science Experiment to Space
KSTP Channel 5, November 16, 2022

Edina Students’ Experiment will Blast Off into Space
The Sun Current, November 11, 2022

EPS STEAM Learning Goes into Orbit Next Year
Edina Public Schools, May 26, 2022


Buffalo/Niagara, New York

VIDEO: Wellsville Fifth Graders Make History with Space Project
The Wellsville Sun, February 27, 2023


Garden City, New York

Garden City Middle School is Going to Space Again!
The Garden City News, December 22, 2022

Garden City Middle School Is Going To Space Again
The Patch, December 21, 2022


Long Beach, New York

Microgravity Tests to go to Space
Newsday, February 5, 2023

Long Beach Sixth Graders Experiment will get Launched into Space
Long Beach Public Schools, January 5, 2023


Lynbrook, New York

Student Project is Out of this World
LI, December 1, 2023,202655?

Winners Announced in Art Patch Contest
LI Herald, April 2, 2023,171650?

Lynbrook Finalists Chosen for Project L.I.F.T.O.F.F.
LI Herald, November 18, 2022,151384?


Norwood, New York

Student Spaceflight Experiments Program Mission 17 Carried to Space in Recent Launch
Clarkson University, January 9, 2024

Harrisville Students Experiment Launches on NASA Space Shuttle
North Country Now, December 9, 2023,216642

Harrisville Students Create Experiment for NASA Space Mission
NNY360, December 9, 2023

Harrisville Student Science Experiment Blasts into Space, December 6, 2023

Harrisville Students Have Winning Experiment for Clarkson NASA Mission
North Country, March 22, 2023

Student Spaceflight Experiments Program Mission 17 Update at Clarkson
Clarkson University, March 20, 2023

Another Harrisville Student Experiment Bound for Space, March 13, 2023


Red Hook, New York

Hudson Valley Students’ Project Going on NASA Space Flight
101.5 WPDH, June 7, 2023

Red Hook Students’ Experiment Headed for International Space Station, District Says
Daily Freeman, June 2, 2023

RHHS Students’ Experiment Headed for Space
Red Hook Central Schools, June 2, 2023


Erie, Pennsylvania

Iroquois Junior-Senior High School Students Launch Project into Space
Erie News Now, November 21, 2023

Iroquois Students are on a Mission to Send an Experiment to International Space Station, October 20, 2022

Iroquois School District Students Given Chance to Have Experiment Performed on Space Station
Erie News Now, September 9, 2022


Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – Community College of Allegheny County

Parkway West CTC Students’ Artwork Headed for Space
Trib, April 17, 2023

VIDEO: Students at CCAC Sending Experiments to Space
CBS News Pittsburgh, March 22, 2023

CCAC students selected to launch cancer experiment into space
WESA – Pittsburgh’s NPR News Station, February 6, 2023

The Community College of Allegheny County is Participating in a National Space Program
WESA – Pittsburgh’s NPR News Station, October 4, 2022


Burleson, Texas

KMS Team’s Experiment is Ready for Launch to International Space Station
Burleson Independent School District, October 27, 2023


Ector County, Texas

The Student Spaceflight Experiment Program Prepares for Launch
Show Time CY, November 10, 2023

VIDEO: Student-designed Experiment from ECISD to Launch Thursday Night from SpaceX CRS-29 Rocket
NewsWest Channel 9, November 9, 2023

SSEP Mission 17 Experiment and Mission Patches Blasting Off to Space Tonight
OA Online, November 9, 2023

SSEP Mission 17 Experiment and Mission Patches Blasting Off to Space Tonight
Yahoo! Finance, November 9, 2023

NTO Facilitator Earns Secondary Teacher of the Year Honors
Yahoo! News, June 24, 2023

STEM Academy Space Experiment Winners Recognized
Yahoo! News, April 2, 2023

ECISD students send experiment to International Space Station
CBS 7, January 6, 2023

STEM Academy students selected to send science experiment to space
Odessa American, January 6, 2023


McKinney, Texas

Collin College Student Experiment Selected for Trip to ISS
North Dallas Gazette, January 13, 2023

Celina News Roundup: Student Experiment to be sent to Space
Celina Record, December 27, 2022

Collin College Student Experiment Selected for Trip to International Space Station
Dallas City Wire, December 26, 2022


Texarkana, Texas

Plano News Roundup
Plano Star Courier, January 6, 2023

VIDEO: Seventh graders in Texarkana chosen to work with NASA program
KSLA News 12, December 17, 2022

TISC Student Researcher Project Selected for Microgravity Experiment at the International Space Station
Four States Living, December 16, 2022

Liftoff: Another TISD student research project bound for space station
Texarkana Gazette, December 16, 2022


iForward-Grantsburg, Wisconsin

iForward Conducts Competition for the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program Mission 17
Burnett County Sentinel, June 24, 2023

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.