In The News – SSEP Mission 5 to ISS


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Mission 5 is Community’s at Least Second SSEP Flight Opportunity: Green
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SSEP Mission 5 to ISS

Experiment Design Competition and Selection of Flight Experiments: Fall 2013
Flight to ISS: launched July 13, 2014, on Orbital Sciences 2 (Orb-2; Antares rocket and Cygnus spacecraft); returned to Earth October 25, 2014, on SpaceX-4 Dragon spacecraft.


last revised: February 23, 2018
Mission 5 Media Articles: 37


National and International Coverage

NASA ISS On-Orbit Status, October 9, 2014

Students Send Experiments to International Space Station
Earth Magazine, September 20, 2014

Orbital Sciences Cargo Ship Blasts Off on International Space Station Delivery
Mother Nature Network, July 14, 2014

Orbital Sciences’ Second Cargo Delivery Successfully Launched
Headlines & Global News, July 14, 2014

Orbital, Space X Execute Successful Space Launches, July 14, 2014

Orbital Sciences Antares Rocket Launch Flawless, July 13, 2014

Private US Cargo Ship Blasts Off on Space Station Delivery, July 13, 2014

Commercial Antares Resupply Freighter Thunders Aloft to Space Staion from Virginia Packed with Science
Universe Today, July 13, 2014

Student Science Heads for Space
Digital Journal, July 10, 2014

Orbital Sciences’ Second Mission Delivers Delights to Space Station
EurekAlert!, July 10, 2014

NASA Television Coverage Set for Orbital-2 Mission to Space Station, July 3, 2014


Kansas City, Missouri

Defying Microgravity: Girls Design Experiment for Space Station
The Washington Post, Washington DC, April 25, 2014



Local and Regional – General Mission Coverage

VIDEO: Second Supply Mission to ISS Lifts Off from Wallops
DelmarvaNow, Maryland, July 14, 2014

Antares: A Launch at Last from Wallops Island
The Daily Press, Virginia, July 14, 2014

VIDEO: ISS Mission from Wallops Set for 12:52 p.m. Launch
DelmarvaNow, Maryland, July 13, 2014

Space Station Supply Mission Launch Slated to be Visible Friday Afternoon
The Baltimore Sun, Maryland, July 8, 2014



Local and Regional Coverage

Flagstaff, Arizona

STEM City Honors Student Artists
Arizona Daily Sun, Arizona, November 11, 2014

Rocket Explosion Affects Northland Prep Students
Arizona Daily Sun, Arizona, October 30, 2014

Seventh-graders Win NPA Space Station Contest
Arizona Daily Sun, Arizona, December 17, 2013

Space Race: Hundreds of NPA Students Compete to Have an Experiment Aboard Space Station
Arizona Daily Sun, Arizona, October 23, 2013


Santa Rosa, California

Santa Rosa Student’s Stake in Exploding Rocket
The Press Democrat, California, October 29, 2014


Hillsborough County, Florida

FishHawk Creek Students Launch Space Station Project
Tampa Bay Times, Florida, May 15, 2014

Student Scientists’ Project Goes to Space
The Tampa Tribune, Florida, April 6, 2014


North Attleborough, Massachusetts

Destination: Space Up Next for North Attleboro Middle School Experiment
The Sun Chronicle, Massachusetts, July 10, 2014

North Attleboro School Notebook: Middle School Space Effort Lauded
The Sun Chronicle, Massachusetts, March 5, 2014

North Attleboro Students Send a Worm to Space
WLNE-TV (ABC), Massachusetts, February 8, 2014

North Attleborough Students to Soar into Space
The Sun Chronicle, Massachusetts, February 3, 2014

Up In Space: North Middle-Schoolers Hope to Send Projects to International Space Station
The Sun Chronicle, Massachusetts, August 14, 2013


Kansas City, Missouri

VIDEO: Middle School Girls Sending Science Experiment to Space
Fox News 4, Missouri, April 30, 2014

VIDEO: KC-area Students Have Science Experiment Picked for Space
KMBC News, Missouri, April 28, 2014

VIDEO: KC Middle School Microgravity Experiment will be Shot into Space
WDAF TV Kansas City, Missouri, April 19, 2014

St. Peter’s Experiment Set to Launch into Space
The Catholic Key, Missouri, January 24, 2014

VIDEO: KC Student Experiments Going to International Space Station
41 Action News (NBC), Missouri, January 2014


Brookhaven, Mississippi

VIDEO: Brookhaven Students’ Experiment at Space Station
The Clarion-Ledger, Mississippi, July 18, 2014

The Sky’s No Limit: BA Experiment Headed into Outer Space, Mississippi, April 30, 2014

Brookhaven Academy Lands Experiment on Space Station
Clarion Ledger, Mississippi, November 11, 2013
Note: full article only available in paid archive

Special Delivery: BA Experiment Going to International Space Station
Daily Leader, Mississippi, September 22, 2013


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.