In The News – SSEP Mission 9 to ISS

Mission 9 is Community’s First SSEP Flight Opportunity: Yellow
Mission 9 is Community’s at Least Second SSEP Flight Opportunity: Green
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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: January 21, 2017

National and International Coverage

‘Spud Launchers’ Set to Launch Potato into Space to see if it will Grow, December 28, 2015

Open Window School Student Experiment to Fly to the International Space Station
Inspiration Lab (NAIS), September 29, 2015



Local and Regional Coverage

Santa Monica, California

Lincoln Middle School Projects Submitted for Inclusion on Rocket Launch
Santa Monica Daily Press, California, November 25, 2015

Santa Monica Middle School Students’ Project Could Be Headed To Orbit
Santa Monica Daily Lookout, California, November 16, 2015


East Lyme, Connecticut

East Lyme Students’ Experiment to Fly to Space Station
The Day, Connecticut, May 3, 2016


Potomac, Maryland

Potomac: Students’ Proposal to Take Spaceflight
The Connection – Potomac Almanac, Maryland, February 2, 2016


Traverse City, Michigan

Traverse City Students’ Algae Project to be Sent into Space
Escanaba Daily Press, Michigan, February 5, 2016–algae-project-to-be-sent-into-space.html?isap=1&nav=5046

Algae Project Jetting into Space
Traverse City Record-Eagle, Michigan, February 3, 2016

Space Experiments Narrowed to Three Finalists
Traverse City Record-Eagle, Michigan, November 29, 2015

Top Student Spaceflight Experiment Proposals Chosen at WSH, Michigan, November 12, 2015

Students Fired Up About Sending Experiment into Space
Traverse City Record-Eagle, Michigan, October 17, 2015

TCAPS to Participate in the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program, Michigan, October 14, 2015


Jersey City, New Jersey

Reach for the Stars: NJ Students’ Experiment will be Tested in Space, New Jersey, April 29, 2016

Future Space Scientists Land at Liberty Science Center
LSC Blog, New Jersey, November 11, 2015

Jersey City Students Will Send Experiment to International Space Station with Help from Liberty Science Center
LSC Blog, New Jersey, November 2, 2015


Buffalo-Niagara, New York

A ‘Martian’ – inspired Science Project: Growing Potatoes in Space
UB Reporter, New York, April 6, 2016

VIDEO: Buffalo Public School Students Headed to Washington D.C. for STEM Address
TWC News, New York, January 12, 2016

VIDEO: Buffalo Students Head to White House
WKBW, New York, January 12, 2016

VIDEO: Three Hamlin Park Students Head to White House
WBFO 88.7, New York, January 12, 2016

Students’ Science Experiment Earns Them Trip to White House
The Buffalo News, New York, January 11, 2016

‘To Infinity and Beyond’: Hamlin Park Students Project Heads to Space
WBFO 88.7, New York, December 30, 2015

Buffalo Students Launching Spud into Space with NASA
The Buffalo News, New York, December 27, 2015

AUDIO: WNY STEM Hub Prepares for Student Spaceflight Experiments
WBFO 88.7, New York, August 20, 2015

Falls Students Involved in International STEM Competition
Niagara Gazette, New York, August 9, 2015


Eugene, Oregon

VIDEO: Eugene 8th Graders Design Test of Harvard Invention for International Space Station
KVAL Channel 13, Oregon, February 26, 2016

Arts & Technology Academy Students’ Microgravity Experiment Headed into Space
The Register-Guard, Oregon, February 14, 2016–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

Eugene Students’ Experiment to be Tested on International Space Station
The Oregonian, Oregon, February 11, 2016

Eugene Students Seek $13,700 to Launch Student-Designed Experiment into Space, Oregon, August 28, 2015


Columbia, South Carolina

From STEM to Space: Richland One Challenger Learning Center Celebrates 20 Years, South Carolina, February 28, 2016

VIDEO: Challenger Center Celebrates 20 Years of Space Training and Imagination in Columbia
The State, South Carolina, February 11, 2016

Keenan High Students Design Experiment to be Performed in Space
The State, South Carolina, January 22, 2016


North Charleston, South Carolina

VIDEO: Palmetto Scholars Academy Receives the News 2 Cool School Award
News Channel 2, South Carolina, April 22, 2016

VIDEO: Palmetto Scholars Academy Offers a Challenging and Unique Educational Experience for Gifted and Talented Students
News Channel 2, South Carolina, April 20, 2016


Bullard, Texas

BHS Students Showcase Winning STEM Project at Smithsonian Institute
Bullard Banner News, Texas, July 19, 2016,99436

BISD Trustees Vote on Controversial Soccer Program, Name Principal for New BPS Campus (and more)
Bullard Banner News, Texas, January 27, 2016

BISD Races to Space as Student Science Project Selected in STEM Competition
Bullard News, Texas, January 13, 2016

Students Lauded for Space Projects
Jacksonville Progress, Texas, January 9, 2016

VIDEO: Bullard High School Students to Send Experiment to International Space Station
Tyler Morning Telegraph, Texas, January 8, 2016


Burleson, Texas

Burleson ISD Project Off to Space Station
Cleburne Times-Review, Texas, April 14, 2016

BISD Introduces Space Program
Cleburne Times-Review, Texas, September 3, 2015

BISD Announces Kickoff for Student Spaceflight Experiments Program Mission 9 to the International Space Station, Texas, August 26, 2015


McAllen, Texas

McAllen ISD Selected to Participate in Spaceflight Program
The Monitor, Texas, September 8, 2015


Bellevue, Washington

VIDEO: Students to Send Science Experiment to Space
King 5 Seattle, Washington, January 18, 2016

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

VIDEO: School to Send Science Project to Space
King 5 Seattle, Washington, October 7, 2015

Open Window School Students Developing Experiment to Send to Space
Bellevue Reporter, Washington, October 6, 2015


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.