In The News – SSEP Mission 9 to ISS


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SSEP Mission 9 to ISS

Experiment Design Competition and Selection of Flight Experiments: Fall 2015
Flight to ISS: projected launch February 2017, on Space-X-10 (Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft); return to Earth at launch+1 month, on SpaceX-10 (see Flight Profile page)

 

Last revised: July 13, 2018
Mission 9 Media Articles: 91

 

National and International Coverage

NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 8 March 2017 – Harvesting Plants for Return to Earth
SpaceRef, March 9, 2017
http://spaceref.com/international-space-station/nasa-space-station-on-orbit-status-8-march-2017—harvesting-plants-for-return-to-earth.html

‘Spud Launchers’ Set to Launch Potato into Space to see if it will Grow
Examiner.com, December 28, 2015
http://www.examiner.com/article/spud-launchers-set-to-launch-potato-into-space-to-see-if-it-will-grow

Open Window School Student Experiment to Fly to the International Space Station
Inspiration Lab (NAIS), September 29, 2015
http://inspirationlab.org/story/7464

 

Local and Regional Coverage

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

West Vancouver Students Launching Worms in Space
North Shore News, Vancouver, British Columbia, December 22, 2016
http://www.nsnews.com/news/west-vancouver-students-launching-worms-in-space-1.5311826

 

Santa Monica, California

Lincoln Middle School Projects Submitted for Inclusion on Rocket Launch
Santa Monica Daily Press, California, November 25, 2015
http://smdp.com/lincoln-middle-school-projects-submitted-inclusion-rocket-launch/152340

Santa Monica Middle School Students’ Project Could Be Headed To Orbit
Santa Monica Daily Lookout, California, November 16, 2015
http://www.surfsantamonica.com/ssm_site/the_lookout/news/News-2015/Nov-2015/11_16_2015_Santa_Monica_Middle_School_Students_Project_Could_Be_Headed_To_Orbit.htm

 

East Lyme, Connecticut

Science Experiment Sent to Space Teaches East Lyme Students About Exploring Ideas
The Day, Connecticut, May 29, 2017
http://www.theday.com/local/20170529/science-experiment-sent-to-space-teaches-east-lyme-students-about-exploring-ideas

East Lyme Students’ Experiment to Fly to Space Station
The Day, Connecticut, May 3, 2016
http://www.theday.com/local/20160503/east-lyme-students-experiment-to-fly-to-space-station

 

Hillsborough County, Florida

VIDEO: Student Experiment on Space Station
Fox Channel 13, Florida, March 2017
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1HbAZ-OEva0hndBaJqJEP_lgPnQZkFGHIJg/view

 

Potomac, Maryland

Potomac Students Send Bacteria on a Space Mission
Bethesda Magazine, Maryland, March 7, 2017
http://www.bethesdamagazine.com/Bethesda-Beat/2017/Potomac-Students-Send-Bacteria-on-a-Space-Mission/

Potomac: Students’ Proposal to Take Spaceflight
The Connection – Potomac Almanac, Maryland, February 2, 2016
http://www.connectionnewspapers.com/news/2016/feb/02/potomac-students-proposal-take-spaceflight/

 

Fitchburg, Massachusetts

Houle Nominated for State Student of the Year Award
Leominster Champion, Massachusetts, April 13, 2017
http://www.leominsterchamp.com/articles/houle-nominated-for-state-student-of-the-year-award/

Students Sending Experiments into Space
Sentinel & Enterprise News, Massachusetts, April 11, 2017
http://www.sentinelandenterprise.com/news/ci_30913949/students-sending-experiments-into-space

Monty Tech Science Experiment Headed to Outer Space
Leominster Champion, Massachusetts, March 9, 2017
http://www.leominsterchamp.com/articles/monty-tech-science-experiment-headed-to-outer-space/

 

Traverse City, Michigan

Michigan’s Ryan Hayes Has Talents That Are Out of This World
Land of 10, Michigan, June 27, 2018
https://www.landof10.com/michigan/michigan-football-recruiting-ryan-hayes-next-generation-nasa

Traverse City West High School Students’ Experiment Launches into Space on Rocket
UpNorthLive.com, Michigan, February 19, 2017
http://upnorthlive.com/news/local/traverse-city-west-high-school-students-experiment-launches-into-space-on-rocket

Traverse City Students’ Algae Project to be Sent into Space
Oakland Press News, Michigan, February 4, 2016
http://www.theoaklandpress.com/general-news/20160204/traverse-city-students-algae-project-to-be-sent-into-space

Algae Project Jetting into Space
Traverse City Record-Eagle, Michigan, February 3, 2016
http://www.record-eagle.com/news/local_news/algae-project-jetting-into-space/article_69bc4165-90f3-5995-b3f8-ea37c2383070.html

Space Experiments Narrowed to Three Finalists
Traverse City Record-Eagle, Michigan, November 29, 2015
http://www.record-eagle.com/news/local_news/space-experiments-narrowed-to-three-finalists/article_d8f296f8-c260-547f-b546-885c49d5d2ff.html

Students Fired Up About Sending Experiment into Space
Traverse City Record-Eagle, Michigan, October 17, 2015
http://www.record-eagle.com/news/local_news/students-fired-up-about-sending-experiment-into-space/article_78d90b6e-1601-5fc0-bc52-59b1d649b912.html

 

Jersey City, New Jersey

Reach for the Stars: NJ Students’ Experiment will be Tested in Space
NJ.com, New Jersey, April 29, 2016
http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/2016/04/jersey_city_liberty_science_center_experiment.html

Future Space Scientists Land at Liberty Science Center
LSC Blog, New Jersey, November 11, 2015
http://blogs.lsc.org/2015/11/11/future-space-scientists-land-at-liberty-science-center/

Jersey City Students Will Send Experiment to International Space Station with Help from Liberty Science Center
LSC Blog, New Jersey, November 2, 2015
http://blogs.lsc.org/2015/11/02/jersey-city-students-will-send-experiment-to-international-space-station-with-help-from-liberty-science-center/

 

Springfield, New Jersey

Watch: Springfield Students’ Experiment to be Launch into Space
Patch – Springfield, New Jersey, February 17, 2017
http://patch.com/new-jersey/springfield/watch-springfield-students-experiment-be-launched-space

Students’ Experiments in Springfield Could go to Space
Union New Daily, New Jersey, November 19, 2016
http://unionnewsdaily.com/headline-news/27970

 

WNY STEM – Buffalo/Niagara, New York

Buffalo Teacher Nationally Recognized with Milken Award
WBFO, New York, October 17, 2017
http://news.wbfo.org/post/buffalo-teacher-nationally-recognized-milken-award

Another Voice: STEM Hub Helps Prepare Workers for Cool-Collar Jobs
The Buffalo News, New York, August 25, 2017
http://buffalonews.com/2017/08/25/another-voice-stem-hub-helps-prepare-workers-cool-collar-jobs/

Buffalo Students’ Space Spuds Produce Potatoes in Lackawanna Garden
The Buffalo News, New York, August 7, 2017
http://buffalonews.com/2017/08/07/science-project-results-sprouting-space-spuds/

AUDIO: International Space Station Lifts Off with Local Student Work On Board
WBFO 88.7, New York, February 22, 2017
http://news.wbfo.org/post/international-space-station-lifts-local-student-work-board

Rocket Carrying Buffalo Spuds to Space
UBNow.com, New York, February 22, 2017
http://www.buffalo.edu/ubnow/stories/2017/02/spuds-in-space.html

Higgins Celebrates Buffalo and Niagara Falls Students Making History in Latest NASA Launch
Niagara Frontier Publications, New York, February 21, 2017
http://www.wnypapers.com/news/article/current/2017/02/21/127607/higgins-celebrates-buffalo-niagara-falls-students-making-history-in-latest-nasa-launch

VIDEO: Buffalo Public School “Spud Launchers” Return from Kennedy Space Center
WIVB.com, New York, February 21, 2017
http://wivb.com/2017/02/21/buffalo-public-school-spud-launchers-return-from-kennedy-space-center/

VIDEO: Buffalo Public School Students Create Experiment Aboard SpaceX
WKBW Buffalo, New York, February 19, 2017
http://www.wkbw.com/news/buffalo-public-school-students-create-experiment-aboard-spacex

VIDEO: Buffalo “Spud Launchers” to Launch Potatoes into Space
WBLK 93.7, New York, February 19, 2017
http://wblk.com/buffalo-teen-team-to-launch-potato-into-space-interview-with/

Editorial: Out-of-this-World Experiments, at Least Kids are Reading and Random Thoughts
The Buffalo News, New York, February 17, 2017
https://buffalonews.com/2017/02/17/editorial-world-experiments-least-kids-reading-random-thoughts/

VIDEO: Buffalo Public School “Spud Launchers” Will Send Their Potato into Space
WIVB.com, New York, February 11, 2017
http://wivb.com/2017/02/11/buffalo-public-school-spud-launchers-will-send-their-potato-into-space/

Space Station Sendoff Finally Arrives for Buffalo’s Young ‘Spud Launchers’
The Buffalo News, New York, February 7, 2017
https://buffalonews.com/2017/02/07/send-off-finally-arrives-buffalos-spud-launchers/

AUDIO: “Hidden Figures” to Inspire City Students to Pursue STEM Careers
WBFO 88.7, New York, February 1, 2017
http://news.wbfo.org/post/hidden-figures-inspire-city-students-pursue-stem-careers

A ‘Martian’ – inspired Science Project: Growing Potatoes in Space
UB Reporter, New York, April 6, 2016
http://www.buffalo.edu/ubreporter/stories/2016/04/space-potatoes.html

VIDEO: Buffalo Public School Students Headed to Washington D.C. for STEM Address
TWC News, New York, January 12, 2016
http://www.twcnews.com/nys/buffalo/news/2016/01/12/buffalo-hamlin-park-school-to-washington-dc.html

VIDEO: Buffalo Students Head to White House
WKBW, New York, January 12, 2016
http://www.wkbw.com/news/buffalo-students-head-to-whitehouse?autoplay=true

VIDEO: Three Hamlin Park Students Head to White House
WBFO 88.7, New York, January 12, 2016
http://news.wbfo.org/post/three-hamlin-park-students-head-white-house#stream/0

Students’ Science Experiment Earns Them Trip to White House
The Buffalo News, New York, January 11, 2016
http://www.buffalonews.com/city-region/buffalo-public-schools/students-science-experiment-earns-them-trip-to-white-house-20160111

‘To Infinity and Beyond’: Hamlin Park Students Project Heads to Space
WBFO 88.7, New York, December 30, 2015
http://news.wbfo.org/post/infinity-and-beyond-hamlin-park-students-project-heads-space#stream/0

Buffalo Students Launching Spud into Space with NASA
The Buffalo News, New York, December 27, 2015
http://www.buffalonews.com/city-region/buffalo-public-schools/buffalo-students-launching-spud-into-space-with-nasa-20151227

AUDIO: Capitol Pressroom Podcast
WCNY, New York, September 1, 2015
http://www.wcny.org/sept-1-2015-asm-cahill-bill-sherman-teresa-genaro-wny-stem-hub/

AUDIO: WNY STEM Hub Prepares for Student Spaceflight Experiments
WBFO 88.7, New York, August 20, 2015
http://news.wbfo.org/post/wny-stem-hub-prepares-student-spaceflight-experiments#stream/0

Falls Students Involved in International STEM Competition
Niagara Gazette, New York, August 9, 2015
http://www.niagara-gazette.com/news/local_news/falls-students-involved-in-international-stem-competition/article_990f0a40-e8c5-5eb1-9f95-44a0edccd336.html

 

Eugene, Oregon

VIDEO: Eugene 8th Graders Design Test of Harvard Invention for International Space Station
KVAL Channel 13, Oregon, February 26, 2016
http://kval.com/news/local/eugene-8th-graders-design-test-of-harvard-invention-for-international-space-station

Arts & Technology Academy Students’ Microgravity Experiment Headed into Space
The Register-Guard, Oregon, February 14, 2016
http://registerguard.com/rg/news/local/34050639-75/arts–technology-academy-students-microgravity-experiment-heading-into-space.html.cspa

ATA 8th Graders’ Science Experiment will Fly to Space Station
4J Eugene School District, Oregon, February 11, 2016
http://www.4j.lane.edu/2016/02/ata-student-experiment-space-station/

Eugene Students’ Experiment to be Tested on International Space Station
The Oregonian, Oregon, February 11, 2016
http://www.oregonlive.com/education/index.ssf/2016/02/experiment_designed_by_eugene.html

Eugene Students Seek $13,700 to Launch Student-Designed Experiment into Space
TDS.com, Oregon, August 28, 2015
http://www.portal.tds.net/news/read/category/State/article/the_registerguard-eugene_students_seek_13700_to_launch_studentdesign-tca

 

Columbia, South Carolina

SC 10th Graders Have Experiment on Space Station
WSAV.com, South Carolina, February 20, 2017
http://wsav.com/2017/02/20/sc-10th-graders-have-experiment-on-space-station/

Space Bound Experiment Designed by Columbia Students Launches Saturday
The State, South Carolina, February 17, 2017
http://www.thestate.com/news/local/education/article133326444.html

From STEM to Space: Richland One Challenger Learning Center Celebrates 20 Years
COLADaily.com, South Carolina, February 28, 2016
http://coladaily.com/2016/02/28/from-stem-to-space-richland-one-challenger-learning-center-celebrates-20-years/

VIDEO: Challenger Center Celebrates 20 Years of Space Training and Imagination in Columbia
The State, South Carolina, February 11, 2016
http://www.thestate.com/news/local/article59762221.html

Keenan High Students Design Experiment to be Performed in Space
The State, South Carolina, January 22, 2016
http://www.thestate.com/news/local/article56193735.html

 

North Charleston, South Carolina

VIDEO: Palmetto Scholars Academy Receives the News 2 Cool School Award
News Channel 2, South Carolina, April 22, 2016
http://counton2.com/2016/04/22/palmetto-scholars-academy-receives-the-news-2-cool-school-award/

VIDEO: Palmetto Scholars Academy Offers a Challenging and Unique Educational Experience for Gifted and Talented Students
News Channel 2, South Carolina, April 20, 2016
http://counton2.com/2016/04/20/palmetto-scholars-academy-offers-a-challenging-and-unique-educational-experience-for-gifted-and-talented-students/

 

Knox County, Tennessee

VIDEO: Bearden Students’ Experiment Results Back From Space
The Knoxville News Sentinel, Tennessee, March 30, 2017
http://www.knoxnews.com/story/news/education/2017/03/30/bearden-students-experiment-results-back-outer-space/99785382/

VIDEO: Bearden Middle School Discusses Pink Eye in Space
WBIR.com, Tennessee, February 22, 2017
http://www.wbir.com/news/local/five-at-four/bearden-middle-school-discusses-pink-eye-in-space/412847102

VIDEO: Students Talk About Their Experiments, Space Launch Visit
The Knoxville News Sentinel, Tennessee, February 22, 2017
http://www.knoxnews.com/story/news/2017/02/22/delivery-rescheduled-student-experiments-spacex/98254118/

VIDEO: SpaceX Dragon Rocket ISS Landing Delayed
WBIR.com, Tennessee, February 22, 2017
http://www.wbir.com/news/local/spacex-launch-carrying-local-students-experiment-postponed/409530650

VIDEO: Knox County Students Return Home After Trip to NASA
WATE.com, Tennessee, February 20, 2017
http://wate.com/2017/02/20/knox-county-students-return-home-after-trip-to-nasa/

Knoxville Students See Their Experiments Launched into Space
Knoxville News Sentinel, Tennessee, February 20, 2017
http://www.knoxnews.com/story/news/2017/02/20/knoxville-students-get-see-their-experiments-launched-into-space/98155476/

VIDEO: SpaceX Captured, Knox County Students’ Experiment in Space
WATE.com, Tennessee, February 18, 2017
http://wate.com/2017/02/18/knox-county-students-experiment-blasts-into-space-saturday-with-spacex-launch/

NASA’s Launch with Beaumont Student’s Artwork On Board is Called Off
WVLT Channel 8, Tennessee, February 18, 2017
http://www.local8now.com/content/news/Beaumont-students-artwork-going-to-space-407658845.html

VIDEO: Knox County Students Experiment Headed to Space Station
WBIR.com, Tennessee, February 16, 2017
http://www.wbir.com/news/local/knox-co-students-experiment-headed-to-space-station/408746876

Knox County Students Will Go to Florida to See Experiments Head to Space
Knoxville News Sentinel, Tennessee, February 9, 2017
http://www.knoxnews.com/story/news/2017/02/09/knox-county-students-go-florida-see-experiments-head-space/97693046/

Knox County Students’ Experiments Travel to Space
WVLT Knoxville, Tennessee, February 9, 2017
http://www.local8now.com/content/news/Knox-County-students-experiments-travel-to-space-413250033.html

Knox County Students Head to Cape Canaveral to Watch Their Experiment Launch into Space
Knoxville News Sentinel, Tennessee, January 20, 2017
http://www.knoxnews.com/story/news/2017/01/20/knox-county-students-head-cape-canaveral-watch-their-experiment-launch-into-space/96785160/

 

Bullard, Texas

BHS Science Experiment Returns from Space Travels Aboard International Space Station
Bullard Banner News, Texas, October 31, 2017
http://www.bullardnews.com/stories/bhs-science-experiment-returns-from-space-travels-aboard-international-space-station,117941

Bullard High School SSEP Project Prepares to Blast Off to International Space Station
Bullard Banner News, Texas, August 1, 2017
http://www.bullardnews.com/stories/bullard-high-school-ssep-project-prepares-to-blast-offto-international-space-station,114436

Bullard High School Goes to Space
Jacksonville Progress, Texas, July 22, 2017
http://www.jacksonvilleprogress.com/news/bullard-high-school-goes-to-space/article_e17b97c8-6e5e-11e7-b055-03fbaec064b0.html

Bullard High School Students Perform Experiments for International Space Station
KLTV, Texas, July 19, 2017
http://www.kltv.com/story/35925991/bullard-high-school-students-perform-experiments-for-international-space-station

BHS Students Showcase Winning STEM Project at Smithsonian Institute
Bullard Banner News, Texas, July 19, 2016
http://bullardnews.com/stories/scientific-experience,99436

BISD Trustees Vote on Controversial Soccer Program, Name Principal for New BPS Campus (and more)
Bullard Banner News, Texas, January 27, 2016
http://www.bullardnews.com/news/2016-01-27/Front_Page/BISD_trustees_vote_on_controversial_soccer_program.html

BISD Races to Space as Student Science Project Selected in STEM Competition
Bullard News, Texas, January 13, 2016
http://www.bullardnews.com/news/2016-01-13/Front_Page/BISD_races_to_space_as_student_science_project_sel.html

Students Lauded for Space Projects
Jacksonville Progress, Texas, January 9, 2016
http://www.jacksonvilleprogress.com/news/students-lauded-for-space-projects/article_5d5244aa-b66e-11e5-8053-4369d6d97cd3.html

VIDEO: Bullard High School Students to Send Experiment to International Space Station
Tyler Morning Telegraph, Texas, January 8, 2016
http://www.tylerpaper.com/TP-News+Local/229562/bullard-high-school-students-to-send-experiment-to-international-space-station

 

Burleson, Texas

Burleson ISD Project Off to Space Station
Cleburne Times-Review, Texas, April 14, 2016
http://www.cleburnetimesreview.com/news/burleson-isd-project-off-to-space-station/article_02a03fdc-025c-11e6-a473-57ba3869cb5c.html

BISD Introduces Space Program
Cleburne Times-Review, Texas, September 3, 2015
http://www.cleburnetimesreview.com/news/bisd-introduces-space-program/article_6977a6bc-524b-11e5-8fc3-3705f88a902f.html

 

McAllen, Texas

RGV Space Case
The Brownsville Herald, Texas, February 22, 2017
http://www.brownsvilleherald.com/opinion/editorials/article_9a6e3b32-f97f-11e6-a2ef-87808fcc55fb.html

McAllen Students’ Hard Efforts Sent Off into Space
The Monitor, Texas, February 18, 2017
http://www.themonitor.com/news/local/article_88e781ec-f647-11e6-ae1d-d3647d2ecd7a.html

McAllen ISD Selected to Participate in Spaceflight Program
The Monitor, Texas, September 8, 2015
http://www.themonitor.com/news/local/mcallen-isd-selected-to-participate-in-spaceflight-program/article_f034129a-568c-11e5-9d29-e712cb3dd167.html

 

Bellevue, Washington

VIDEO: Students to Send Science Experiment to Space
King 5 Seattle, Washington, January 18, 2016
http://www.king5.com/story/news/local/bellevue/2016/01/18/students-send-science-experiment-space/78965868/

Open Window Students’ Project to Sprout in Space – Experiment to Test Effects of Microgravity on Plant Chosen, to be Conducted by Astronauts
Bellevue Reporter, Washington, January 6, 2016
http://www.bellevuereporter.com/news/364287591.html#

VIDEO: School to Send Science Project to Space
King 5 Seattle, Washington, October 7, 2015
http://www.king5.com/story/news/local/bellevue/2015/10/07/school-to-send-science-project-to-space/73545768/

Open Window School Students Developing Experiment to Send to Space
Bellevue Reporter, Washington, October 6, 2015
http://www.bellevuereporter.com/news/330982361.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.