In The News – SSEP Mission 2 to ISS

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SSEP Mission 2 to ISS

Experiment Design Competition and Selection of Flight Experiments: Winter/Spring 2012
Flight to ISS: launched October 7, 2012, on SpaceX-1 (Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft); returned to Earth November 18, 2012, on Soyuz 31S.


Last revised: February 6, 2018
Mission 2 Media Articles: 26


National and International Coverage

General Coverage for Mission 2 to ISS

Group Sends First Rocket Under Deal with NASA
The New York Times, October 7, 2012

Student Spaceflight: Watch Live This Weekend, October 5, 2012

SpaceX Dragon to carry 23 student experiments to space station, October 4, 2012

Student Experiments to International Space Station Aboard SpaceX Dragon Commercial Spacecraft
PM World Journal, October 3, 2012


Santa Monica, California

Cebuano Part of Team That Sends Experiment to Space
Sun Star Cebu, The Philippines, October 9, 2012

SpaceX Dragon Takes Ice Cream, Silly Putty into Space
The Sydney Morning Herald, Australia, October 9, 2012



Local and Regional Coverage

Santa Monica, California

Filipino, Other Santa Monica High School Students Send Experiments into Space
US Asian Post, California, October 9, 2012

Lincoln Middle School Students’ Opportunity with the International Space Stations
California Space Grant Consortium Blog, California, June 15, 2012

Middle School Experiment Chosen for Space Travel
Making Strides – travel blog of World Strides, June 8, 2012

A Once in A Lifetime Opportunity for Local Middle School Students
Santa Monica Mirror, May 29, 2012


East Lyme, Connecticut

5th-grade East Lyme scientists out of this world, Connecticut, May 7, 2012

East Lyme students aim for space station honor, Connecticut, May 5, 2012


Pennsauken, New Jersey

Supporting Significant Steps for STEM & Giant Leaps for Student Space Research
Universal Technical Resource Services, Inc. (News – Online) 2014

Pennsauken High School Experiment Headed to International Space Station
All Around Pennsauken, New Jersey, January 2013, page 14

South Jersey High School Students Get Results of Their Outer Space Experiment
CBS Local (Philadelphia) Website, New Jersey, December 15, 2012

2 students’ idea bound for space, New Jersey, August 20, 2012

Two Pennsauken H.S. Students Will Send Experiment to Outer Space
CBS Local (Philadelphia) Website, New Jersey, August 15, 2012


Guilford, County, North Carolina

SpaceX Dragon to Carry Johnson Street Global Studies Students’ Experiment, North Carolina, September 12, 2012

Team of 14 Students Will Test Mold Growth On The International Space Station, North Carolina, June 13, 2012


Houston Texas

VIDEO: HISD students’ experiment heading to space
ABC 13, Texas, October 3, 2012


Russell County, Virginia

Four Russell County students to attend space launch, Virginia, October 3, 2012,

Four Russell County students to attend space launch
Science experiment they designed headed for International Space Station, Virginia, October 3, 2012

Students aim high in space station experiment, Virginia, September 18, 2012

VIDEO: Local Students’ experiment heading into space, June 1, 2012

Students reaching for the stars in Russell County, March 10, 2012

Virginia Students to Launch SSEP Mission 2 to Space Station in mid-October, 2012
SPACEPORTS, March 10, 2012

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.