In The News – SSEP Mission 2 to ISS


Mission 2 is Community’s First SSEP Flight Opportunity: Yellow
Mission 2 is Community’s at Least Second SSEP Flight Opportunity: Green
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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.

 

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
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/08/science/space/spacex-to-send-rocket-holding-cargo-to-space-station.html?smid=pl-share&_r=0

Student Spaceflight: Watch Live This Weekend
Gadling.com, October 5, 2012
http://www.gadling.com/2012/10/05/student-spaceflight-watch-live-this-weekend/

SpaceX Dragon to carry 23 student experiments to space station
Xinhuanet.com, October 4, 2012
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/sci/2012-10/04/c_131887151.htm

Student Experiments to International Space Station Aboard SpaceX Dragon Commercial Spacecraft
PM World Journal, October 3, 2012
http://pmworldjournal.net/article/student-experiments-to-international-space-station-aboard-spacex-dragon-commercial-spacecraft/

 

Santa Monica, California

Cebuano Part of Team That Sends Experiment to Space
Sun Star Cebu, The Philippines, October 9, 2012
http://www.sunstar.com.ph/cebu/feature/2012/10/09/cebuano-part-team-sends-experiment-space-247185#.UHTBBFg_egY

SpaceX Dragon Takes Ice Cream, Silly Putty into Space
The Sydney Morning Herald, Australia, October 9, 2012
http://www.smh.com.au/technology/sci-tech/spacex-dragon-takes-ice-cream-silly-putty-into-space-20121008-27a0k.html

 

 

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
http://www.usasianpost.com/filipino-other-santa-monica-high-school-students-send-experiments-into-space/

Lincoln Middle School Students’ Opportunity with the International Space Stations
California Space Grant Consortium Blog, California, June 15, 2012
http://casgc.ucsd.edu/?p=2641

Middle School Experiment Chosen for Space Travel
Making Strides – travel blog of World Strides, June 8, 2012
http://dn.educationaltravel.com/blog/?p=2106

A Once in A Lifetime Opportunity for Local Middle School Students
Santa Monica Mirror, May 29, 2012
http://www.smmirror.com/articles/News/A-Once-In-A-Lifetime-Opportunity-For-Local-Middle-School-Students/34728

 

East Lyme, Connecticut

5th-grade East Lyme scientists out of this world
theday.com, Connecticut, May 7, 2012
http://www.theday.com/article/20120507/NWS01/305079963/0/SEARCH

East Lyme students aim for space station honor
theday.com, Connecticut, May 5, 2012
http://www.theday.com/article/20120505/NWS01/305059934/0/SEARCH

 

Pennsauken, New Jersey

Supporting Significant Steps for STEM & Giant Leaps for Student Space Research
Universal Technical Resource Services, Inc. (News – Online) 2014
http://www.utrs.com/supporting-significant-steps-for-stem-research.html

Pennsauken High School Experiment Headed to International Space Station
All Around Pennsauken, New Jersey, January 2013, page 14
http://www.twp.pennsauken.nj.us/sites/default/files/January_Paper_13web.pdf

South Jersey High School Students Get Results of Their Outer Space Experiment
CBS Local (Philadelphia) Website, New Jersey, December 15, 2012
http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2012/12/15/south-jersey-high-school-students-get-results-of-their-outer-space-experiment/

2 students’ idea bound for space
philly.com, New Jersey, August 20, 2012
http://articles.philly.com/2012-08-20/news/33273338_1_student-spaceflight-experiments-program-international-space-station-space-travelers

Two Pennsauken H.S. Students Will Send Experiment to Outer Space
CBS Local (Philadelphia) Website, New Jersey, August 15, 2012
http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2012/08/15/two-pennsauken-h-s-students-will-send-experiment-to-international-space-station/

 

Guilford, County, North Carolina

SpaceX Dragon to Carry Johnson Street Global Studies Students’ Experiment
digtriad.com, North Carolina, September 12, 2012
http://www.digtriad.com/news/local/story.aspx?storyid=245104

Team of 14 Students Will Test Mold Growth On The International Space Station
digtriad.com, North Carolina, June 13, 2012
http://www.digtriad.com/life/community/article/232046/327/Johnson-Street-Experiment-Selected-For-Spaceflight

 

Houston Texas

VIDEO: HISD students’ experiment heading to space
ABC 13, Texas, October 3, 2012
http://abclocal.go.com/ktrk/story?section=news/local&id=8834525

 

Russell County, Virginia

Four Russell County students to attend space launch
applachianforums.com, Virginia, October 3, 2012
http://appalachianforums.com/archives/Dickenson_County,_Virginia_Archive.pl/md/read/id/253238

Four Russell County students to attend space launch
Science experiment they designed headed for International Space Station

Tricities.com, Virginia, October 3, 2012 
http://www.tricities.com/news/article_aadfcf44-a3a7-56e7-9cb9-fab1b1f1688b.html

Students aim high in space station experiment
WCYB.com, Virginia, September 18, 2012
http://www.wcyb.com/news/Students-aim-high-in-space-station-experiment/-/14590844/16652908/-/to50r6z/-/index.html

VIDEO: Local Students’ experiment heading into space
Tricities.com, June 1, 2012
http://www.tricities.com/news/article_e3637678-9532-526b-a767-a90935b6dbfa.html

Students reaching for the stars in Russell County
TriCities.com, March 10, 2012
http://www2.tricities.com/news/2012/mar/10/students-reaching-stars-russell-county-ar-1754431/

Virginia Students to Launch SSEP Mission 2 to Space Station in mid-October, 2012
SPACEPORTS, March 10, 2012
http://spaceports.blogspot.com/2012/03/virginia-students-to-participate-in-sep.html

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.