In The News – SSEP Mission 18 to ISS

Mission 18 is Community’s First SSEP Flight Opportunity: Yellow
Mission 18 is Community’s at Least Second SSEP Flight Opportunity: Green
View SSEP Mission 18 to ISS Communities on a larger map

SSEP Mission 18 to ISS

Experiment Design Competition and Selection of Flight Experiments: Fall 2023
Flight to ISS: projected launch late Summer/Fall 2024

Last revised: February 21, 2024
Mission 18 Media Articles: 26


Local and Regional Coverage

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Grade 8 Students’ Flatworm Experiment Bound for International Space Station
BNN Breaking News, January 20, 2024

‘Ultimate Science Project’: Edmonton Students send Worm Experiment into Space
Global News, January 19, 2024


Guelph, Ontario, Canada

Alma Students’ Experiment will Fly to International Space Station this Year
The Wellington Advisor, January 24, 2024

Experiment Designed by Alma PS Students is Out of this World, January 15, 2024

Alma Public School Experiment Chosen for NASA’s Student Spaceflight Experiments Program
Centre Wellington Community Radio, January 11, 2024

County Students Design Experiments Destined for Space
The Wellington Advertiser, October 27, 2023

UGDSB Students Soar to New Heights with SSEP Participation
Upper Grand District School Board, October 4, 2023


Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Queen’s Undergraduate Students Compete to take Microgravity Experiments to the International Space Station
Education New Canada, December 13, 2023

Out of this World Research
Queen’s Gazette, December 8, 2023


Tolleson, Arizona

Tolleson School to Compete in Space Project
West Valley View, November 16, 2023

Tolleson Students to Participate in Experiments Aboard International Space Station
Daily Independent, October 18, 2023,455078


Pittsfield, Massachusetts

BCC Selects Project for Space Flight Experiment, January 10, 2024

Berkshire Community College Participating in Space Flight Experiment
The Berkshire Eagle, December 6, 2023

BCC to Participate in Space Flight Experiment, November 20, 2023


Edina, Minnesota

Edina Student Experiment Bound for International Space Station, January 3, 2024

Creek Valley Elementary Students’ Science Experiment Bound for International Space Station
Edina Public Schools, December 20, 2023

Edina Fifth-graders’ Raspberry Experiment will be Tested in Space
Star Tribune, December 19, 2023

Three Student Finalist Teams Chose for Spaceflight Program
Edina Public Schools, November 21, 2023


Albany, New York

Hackett Researcher Bound for Final Frontier – Again
City School District of Albany, February 2, 2024


Athens, Ohio

OHIO Research Project Selected for International Space Station
OHIO News, January 18, 2024

OU Launches New Student Spaceflight Experiment
The Post, October 5, 2023


Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – CCAC

Space Day at CCAC Featured NASA Astronaut Woody Hoburg Judging Ground Breaking Experiments for the SSEP Competition
CCAC Newsroom, November 14, 2023


Houston, Texas

STEM Space Competition
San Jacinto College, September 27, 2023


San Antonio, Texas

North East ISD Students’ Experiments Bound for Space
Community Impact, January 24, 2024


Texarkana, Texas

Morriss Elementary Students’ Microgravity Project will take to the Stars
Texarkana Gazette, January 15, 2024

Morriss Students’ Microgravity Experiment Chosen for SSEP Mission 18
TXK Today, January 12, 2024

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.