In The News – SSEP Mission 3 to ISS


Mission 3 is Community’s First SSEP Flight Opportunity: Yellow
Mission 3 is Community’s at Least Second SSEP Flight Opportunity: Green
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Note: One Mission 3 Community, the Teachers in Space nationally distributed community program, is not shown on the map.


SSEP Mission 3 to ISS

Experiment Design Competition and Selection of Flight Experiments: Fall 2012
Flight to ISS: Mission 3a (5 of 17 experiments): launched September 18, 2013, on Orbital Sciences Demonstration 1 (Orb-D1; Antares rocket and Cygnus spacecraft), returned to Earth November 10, 2013, on Soyuz 35S; Mission 3b (12 of 17 experiments): launched January 9, 2014, on Orbital Sciences 1 (Orb-1; Antares rocket and Cygnus spacecraft), returned to Earth March 10, 2014, on Soyuz 36S.

 

National and International Coverage

Stonewall, Manitoba, Canada

Prime Minister’s Award for Teacher Excellence
Canadian Prime Minister’s webpage, Canada, November 20, 2013
http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/pmate-ppmee.nsf/eng/wz02049.html

Space Jam – Dare to Think Mighty Dreams
Canadian Prime Minister’s webpage, Canada, 2013
http://www.pma.gc.ca/eic/site/pmate-ppmee.nsf/eng/wz02110.html

STUDENTS IN SPACE
Canadian Skies, October 29, 2013
http://skiesmag.com/news/article/20122#.Uw23ZSjn1sQ

 

 

Local and Regional Coverage

Teachers in Space (TiS) Program, Space Frontier Foundation

Thumb’s Up, Thumbs Down: Judging Brevard’s Winners, Losers in the News
Florida Today, Florida, March 11, 2014
http://www.floridatoday.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2014303120006

Thumb’s Up; Thumbs Down: Brevard’s Winners, Losers in the News
Florida Today, Florida, January 15, 2014
http://archive.floridatoday.com/article/20140115/OPINION/301150004

VIDEO: Astronauts ‘Impressed’ With Cygnus Delivery: Spacecraft Carts Supplies, Local Experiment to ISS
Florida Today, Florida, January 13, 2014
http://www.floridatoday.com/article/20140113/SPACE/301130007/Astronauts-impressed-with-Cygnus-delivery

SSEP International Space Station Experiment Contest Winner
tis.spacefrontier.org, National, December 29, 2012
http://tis.spacefrontier.org/tis-newsletter-2012-4/

 

Stonewall, Manitoba, Canada

VIDEO: Manitoba Students Unveil Results of Their Space Experiment
CBS News, Manitoba, Canada, October 16, 2014
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/manitoba-students-unveil-results-of-their-space-experiment-1.2801964

Interlake Space Cadets Get Rewarded
Winnipeg Sun, Manitoba, Canada, June 21, 2014
http://www.winnipegsun.com/2014/06/21/interlake-space-cadets-get-rewarded

Royal Family to Visit Manitoba Interlake Students
CBS News, Manitoba, Canada, May 13, 2014
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/royal-family-to-visit-manitoba-interlake-students-1.2641515

Local Students Will Get to Rub Shoulders with Royal Couple
Interlake Today.ca, Manitoba, Canada, May 9, 2014
http://www.interlaketoday.ca/2014/05/08/local-students-will-get-to-rub-shoulders-with-royal-couple

VIDEO: Manitoba School Experiment Goes Orbital
Global National News, Manitoba, Canada, March 19, 2014
http://globalnews.ca/video/1219064/manitoba-school-experiment-goes-orbital

Manitoba Students’ Cancer Experiment Lands Back on Earth
CBC News, Manitoba, Canada, March 17, 2014
http://news.ca.msn.com/local/manitoba/manitoba-students-cancer-experiment-lands-back-on-earth

VIDEO: Kids’ Space Experiment Lands Back in Winnipeg
CTV Winnipeg, Winnipeg, Canada, March 17, 2014
http://winnipeg.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=308847&playlistId=1.1733722&binId=1.1164782

VIDEO: Manitoba Students’ Cancer Experiment Lands Back on Earth
CBC News Winnipeg, Winnipeg, Canada, March 17, 2014
http://www.cbc.ca/player/News/Canada/Manitoba/ID/2442423408/

Winnipeg School Experiment Goes Out of This World
Global Winnipeg & National News, Winnipeg Canada, March 17, 2014
http://globalnews.ca/news/1213274/winnipeg-school-experiment-goes-out-of-this-world/

VIDEO: Manitoba Students’ Cancer Experiment Launched into Space
CTV Canada AM, Winnipeg, Canada, January 15, 2014
http://canadaam.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=275119&playlistId=1.1641888&binId=1.815911&playlistPageNum=1

Woodlands Teacher Wins Prime Minister’s Award
Portage Daily Graphic.com, Manitoba, Canada, December 5, 2013
http://www.portagedailygraphic.com/2013/12/05/woodlands-teacher-wins-prime-ministers-award

Public Release Video from Interlake School Division (December 2013; see post)

Prime Minister’s Awards for Teaching Excellence – 2013 Recipients List
November 20, 2013
http://www.pma-ppm.gc.ca/eic/site/pmate-ppmee.nsf/eng/wz02086.html

VIDEO: Sending experiments to space
A group of students in Woodlands, Manitoba, could be the first to send experiments into space.
CBC- Radio, Canada, November 20, 2012
http://www.cbc.ca/player/News/TV+Shows/The+National/Canada/ID/2307518259/

VIDEO: Canadian Class Project to Travel to Space
CBC News – The National, Winnipeg, Canada, November 10, 2013
http://www.cbc.ca/player/News/TV+Shows/The+National/Technology+%26+Science/ID/2417258013/

VIDEO: Students’ Science Experiment Going to Space
CTV News Winnipeg, Winnipeg, Canada, November 8, 2013
http://winnipeg.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=1040482&playlistId=1.1534988&binId=1.1164782&playlistPageNum=1

VIDEO: Interlake Students’ Cancer Experiment Blasts into Outer Space
CBC News: Winnipeg at 6:00, Winnipeg, Canada, November 8, 2013
http://www.cbc.ca/player/News/Canada/Manitoba/ID/2416840931/

VIDEO: Kids Get Hands-on Experience with Potential Experiments for the International Space Station
CTV News Winnipeg, Winnipeg, Canada, March 1, 2013
http://winnipeg.ctvnews.ca/kids-get-hands-on-experience-with-potential-experiments-for-the-international-space-station-1.1178230

VIDEO: CBC TV News at 6:00 pm [20:20 mark]
CBC News, Winnipeg, Canada, November 15, 2012
http://www.cbc.ca/player/player/News/Canada/Manitoba/ID/2305168053/

Maggots – and cheese strings and chicken bones – in space
Winnipeg Free Press, Canada, October 27, 2012
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/maggots-and-cheese-strings-and-chicken-bones-in-space-176075121.html

Interlake students reach for the stars
Interlake Today, Canada, October 5, 2012
http://www.interlaketoday.ca/2012/10/04/interlake-students-reach-for-the-stars

Acsion Supports Interlake School Division’s Drive to Space
Pinawa Life, Canada, October 2012
http://login.greatbignews.com/UserFiles/103/AcsionNewsOctober2012.htm

 

Hilo/Waiakea, Hawai’i

A space odyssey
Tribune Herald, Hawaii, October 31, 2012
http://hawaiitribune-herald.com/sections/news/local-news/space-odyssey.html

 

Valley Center, Kansas

Valley Center Students’ Studies Take Them To Space
kake.com, Kansas, November 15, 2012
http://www.kake.com/schools/headlines/Valley-Center-Students-Studies-Take-Them-To-Space-179588361.html

Valley Center a candidate for Student Spaceflight Experiment Program
The Wichita Eagle, Kansas, September 13, 2012
http://www.kansas.com/2012/09/14/2488375/valley-center-a-candidate-for.html

Valley Center students hope to raise enough money to compete in space education program
The Wichita Eagle, Kansas, September 9, 2012
http://www.kansas.com/2012/09/09/2483165/valley-center-students-hope-to.html

 

Howard County, Maryland

From Lime Kiln Middle School to the final frontier
Students’ science project headed for space
The Baltimore Sun, Maryland, February 17, 2013
http://articles.baltimoresun.com/2013-02-17/news/bs-md-ho-lime-kiln-space-station-20130123_1_science-project-space-grant-consortium-international-space-station

 

Fitchburg, Massachusetts

Monty Tech heads into space
wickedlocal.com, Massachusetts, April 18, 2012
http://www.wickedlocal.com/harvard/news/x1221867645/Monty-Tech-heads-into-space

Another Monty Tech experiment bound for space
Sentinel and Enterprise, Massachusetts, March 8, 2012
http://www.sentinelandenterprise.com/community/ci_20128509/another-monty-tech-experiment-bound-space

 

Traverse City, Michigan

Traverse City West students’ experiment destined for space
record-eagle.com, Michigan, April 28, 2013
http://record-eagle.com/local/x1169345811/Traverse-City-West-students-experiment-destined-for-space

Traverse City West Senior High School Selected to Participate in Student Spaceflight Experiments Program Mission 3 to International Space Station
tcaps.net, Michigan, September 11, 2012
http://www.tcaps.net/Information/NewsEvents/tabid/72/EntryId/2046/Traverse-City-West-Senior-High-School-Selected-to-Participate-in-Student-Spaceflight-Experiments-Program-Mission-3-to-International-Space-Station.aspx

 

Pleasanton & Callaway, Nebraska

Student Spaceflight Experiments Program
esu10.org, Nebraska, December 17, 2012
http://www.esu10.org/news-publications/latest-news/2013/student-spaceflight-experiments-program

 

Pennsauken, New Jersey

PHS Students Participate in Student Spaceflight Experiment Program
All Round Pennsauken, New Jersey, February 2014, page 15
http://www.twp.pennsauken.nj.us/sites/default/files/AAP2-14Web.pdf

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

OUT OF THIS WORLD: Pennsauken Students Send Project to International Space Station
DOW Impact Magazine, New Jersey, Summer 2013, page 7
http://www.dow.com/flipbook/delaware/Dow-Impact/

Phifer Middle School News
All Around Pennsauken, New Jersey, January 2013, page 14
http://www.twp.pennsauken.nj.us/sites/default/files/January_Paper_13web.pdf

 

Guilford County, North Carolina

Students propose science experiment for International Space Station
Triad News 14, North Carolina, September 10, 2013
http://triad.news14.com/content/search/667033/students-propose-science-experiment-for-international-space-station

Guilford County Students Connect With International Space Station
88.5 WFDD, North Carolina, May 2, 2013
http://wfdd.org/post/guilford-county-students-connect-international-space-station

STEM Early College at N.C. A&T Will Test An Experiment In Outer Space
ncat.edu, North Carolina, February 2013
http://www.ncat.edu/news/2013/02/stem-early-college.html

STEM Early College Experiment To Be Tested In Space
ncnewschools.org, North Carolina, 2013
http://ncnewschools.org/schools/schools-in-action/stem-early-college-experiment-to-be-tested-in-space

VIDEO: Local 8th Grade Student Talks to Astronaut
digtriad.com, North Carolina, November 15, 2012
http://host-39.242.54.159.gannett.com/news/local/article/254659/57/Local-8th-Grader-Talks-To-Astronaut-

 

Willis, Texas

Willis ISD Briefs – Experiment Returned to Earth
The Courier of Montgomery County, Texas, November 20, 2013
http://www.yourhoustonnews.com/courier/living/willis-isd-briefs/article_d2a97c39-1fd4-5f60-94c4-8bfa15ecf363.html

Willis ISD experiment takes flight
The Courier of Montgomery County, Texas, September 18, 2013
http://www.yourhoustonnews.com/courier/news/willis-isd-experiment-takes-flight/article_3b6878b1-a477-5c05-a9a3-0bf76c95841a.html

Willis fifth-graders’ mission lands them at Space Center
The Courier of Montgomery County, Texas, April 11, 2013
http://www.yourhoustonnews.com/courier/news/willis-fifth-graders-mission-lands-them-at-space-center/article_401f3d4a-ba3c-56e9-a6c5-87609f6de0a8.html

Willis Students Honored at State Capital
willisisd.org, Texas, March 2013
http://www.willisisd.org/apps/video/watch.jsp?v=37143

Willis students earn Capitol praise for microgravity space experiment
The Courier of Montgomery County, Texas, February 28, 2013
http://www.yourhoustonnews.com/courier/news/willis-students-earn-capitol-praise-for-microgravity-space-experiment/article_ba872b05-4664-5031-a1ca-9ce50ddbf6c4.html

Students design space mission patches
The Courier of Montgomery County, Texas, February 18, 2013
http://www.yourhoustonnews.com/courier/news/students-design-space-mission-patches/article_1e5b1249-d5f1-5cfa-8f72-45e740620990.html

Willis students’ project bound for space station in April
The Courier of Montgomery County, Texas, December 19, 2012
http://www.yourhoustonnews.com/courier/news/willis-students-project-bound-for-space-station-in-april/article_eb5729ac-b53c-58d1-ba8e-9fc7c37d37f3.html

Willis students get glimpse of future spaceflight, science
The Courier of Montgomery County, Texas, November 15, 2012
http://www.yourhoustonnews.com/courier/news/willis-students-get-glimpse-of-future-spaceflight-science/article_00c990cd-b96e-598d-9250-c8271bcc5d0a.html

Students get chance to blast their science experiments to International Space Station
The Courier of Montgomery County, Texas, October 21, 2012
http://www.yourhoustonnews.com/courier/news/students-get-chance-to-blast-their-science-experiments-to-international/article_8adc697f-716e-571c-a678-df5843f8cc74.html

WISD launches out-of-this-world initiative
The Courier of Montgomery County, Texas, October 1, 2012
http://www.yourhoustonnews.com/courier/news/wisd-launches-out-of-this-world-initiative/article_dac3c084-a05b-5bd6-8de8-5996cea1b7a8.html

VIDEO: Space Experiments
Willis Independent School District, Texas, October 2012
http://www.willisisd.org/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=197131&type=d

 

Wise, Virginia

HIGHLIGHT: Joint Resolution, Virginia Senate and House of Delegates
Commending Wise County and Norton City Public Schools
February 13, 2014, agreed by the Senate; February 21, 2014, agreed by the House of Delegates
http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?141+ful+SJ141ER

Wise students thinking beyond the stars
tricities.com, Virginia, September 29, 2012
http://www.tricities.com/news/article_f14bbbda-c543-51b6-990d-d065e2eb535c.html

Wise County joins Russell County as second Southwest Virginia district to participate in national contest
Wise students to send science experiment to space
tricities.com, Virginia, September 27, 2012
http://www.tricities.com/news/article_a27e01e4-a70c-5f20-9004-f6fcb87c33ef.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.