In The News – SSEP on STS-134, Final Flight of Shuttle Endeavour

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SSEP on STS-134, the Final Flight of Space Shuttle Endeavour

Experiment Design Competition and Selection of Flight Experiments: Fall 2010
Flight to ISS: launched May 16, 2011; returned to Earth June 1, 2011


Last revised: February 6, 2018
SSEP on STS-134 Media Articles: 108


National and International Coverage

VIDEO: Student Experiments Aboard The Space Shuttle Endeavour
Huffington Post Education, May 19, 2011

PODCAST with SSEP Program Director: Student Experiments Riding Aboard the Shuttle
365 Days of Astronomy, October 8, 2010
Bob Hirshon, Senior Project Director for Media Programs at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) recently interviewed Dr. Jeff Goldstein, NCESSE Center Director, and the creator of the SSEP National Program. The short interview covers a number of topics, such as program vision, the opportunity for students to propose real experiments to fly aboard STS-134, the network of SSEP participating communities, how to think about experiment design, and the vision for the future.


Local and Regional Coverage

Shelton, Connecticut

Despite outcome, experiment aboard Endeavour positive for Shelton students
Westport News, June 24, 2011

VIDEO: Shelton Students Receive Special Delivery from Space Shuttle Endeavour
CT Tech Junkie, June 8, 2011

VIDEO: Blasting Off With Science
NBC CT Channel 30, June 8, 2011

Shelton Students’ Experiment Gets A Place On The Shuttle
Hartford Courant, May 16, 2011,0,2776536.story

VIDEO: Shelton HS Experiment In Space
Valley Independent Sentinel, May 16, 2011

Students Watch Experiment Liftoff
NBC Connecticut, May 16, 2011

Shelton Science Experiment Soars Into Space
Eyewitness NEWS 3, May 16, 2011

VIDEO: SHS Students Celebrate Launch of Endeavour
Shelton Patch, May 16, 2011

VIDEO: Shelton High experiment on Endeavour
NEWS 8,WTNH, May 16, 2011

VIDEO: Shuttle Launches While Shelton High Students Watch
Fox, May 16, 2011

Conn. teens’ experiment aboard shuttle Endeavour
abc40, May 16, 2011

Shelton High students cheer as experiment lifts off with Space Shuttle Endeavour
New Haven Register, May 16, 2011

SLIDESHOW: Shelton High students watch as their space shuttle experiment blasts off
Greenwich Time, May 16, 2011

Shelton students to be honored at Fairfield University
HEARST Connecticut Media Group, May 16, 2011

Connecticut Students’ Space-Bound Experiment On Hold
Eyewitness News 3, April 30, 2011

Endeavour to Carry Special Delivery from Shelton High
CT News Junkie, April 25, 2011

Last flight of shuttle Endeavour to carry Shelton students’ science experiment
WestportNews, April 25, 2011

Shelton students prepare experiment for space (AP), April 10, 2011

3-2-1… Shelton Students Lift Off on Space Shuttle Endeavour
Shelton Life, Community and Business News, December 2010

Valley Businesses, Individuals Awarded at Holiday Breakfast
Shelton Patch, December 16,2010

Preparing For Take-Off
Shelton Patch, December 9, 2010

National Program Gives Students a Chance to Launch into Space
A scientific research program created by The National Center for Earth and Space Science Education comes to Shelton.
Shelton Patch, December 3, 2010

Shelton students take science to new heights; experiment to be performed on space shuttle Endeavour’s final flight
The New Haven Register, December 1, 2010


Orange County, Florida

Orange student experiments to go up on space shuttle Endeavour
Orlando Sentinel, April 28, 2011

Space Studies
Observer Winter Park /Maitland, November 17, 2010


Lincolnwood, Illinois

Lincoln Hall student’s experiment on space shuttle
Lincolnwood Review, June 6, 2011

AUDIO: Lincolnwood 6th Grader’s Project To Go Up in Space
CBS Chicago, May 16, 2011


Zachary, Louisiana

Students preparing projects for space shuttle
2theadvocate, November 8, 2010

Zachary Students Compete to Have Experiment Aboard Space Shuttle
Zachary Schools Press Room, November 1, 2010


St. Mary’s County, Maryland

VIDEO: Students’ experiment rides with Endeavour
WJLA, June 16, 2011


Omaha, Nebraska

Shuttle carries OPS experiments
Omaha World Herald, May 16, 2011

Endeavour Carries Student Experiments Into Space, May 16, 2011

Students’ Experiments to go into Space, April 19, 2011

VIDEO: Shuttle To Send Local Students’ Work To Space
KETV Omaha, April 19, 2011

OPS students’ experiment will fly on next space shuttle
KIOS Omaha Public Radio, April 14, 2011

Students’ work ready for liftoff
Omaha World Herald, April 11, 2011

OPS experiments to fly on shuttle
Omaha World-Herald, March 30, 2011

Omaha World-Herald, November 27, 2010


Ballston Spa, New York

This idea went places, June 14, 2011

VIDEO: Endeavor carries fifth graders’ science project into outer space
YNN, May 17, 2011–science-project-into-outer-space/

NASA shuttle launch with Ballston Spa students’ experiment takes off
The Saratogian, May 16, 2011

VIDEO: 5th graders from Ballston Spa watch Endeavour blast off with their experiment
NEWS10, Albany, New York, May 16, 2011

Local fifth graders send science experiment in Endeavour
FOX23NEWS.COM, May 16, 2011

Ballston Spa students’ fish-egg project on board Endeavour
Daily Gazette, May 16, 2011

VIDEO: Students send project with Shuttle Endeavor into space
YNN, May 15, 2011

VIDEO: Students prepare science project for space launch
YNN, May 14, 2011

Local fifth graders send science experiment in Endeavour
Daily Gazette, May 16, 2011

Emblem design of Ballston Spa freshman Angelo Damiano to fly on NASA shuttle mission; selection the result of ‘Students Spaceflight Experimental Program’
The Saratogian, January 16, 2011

Students get ready for blast off, December 3, 2010

Ballston Spa fish eggs bound for zero gravity, December 2, 2010

Ballston Spa finalists selected for Spaceflight program
Ballston Journal, December 2, 2010

VIDEO: Ballson Spa fifth-graders’ science experiment chosen to be carried out on Space Shuttle Endeavour
The Saratogian, December 1, 2010

Ballston Spa students’ work could be part of space trip, November 26, 2010

A Ballston Spa science project is going to space
Times Union, November 23, 2010
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Ballston Spa student experiment to be chosen for spaceflight
The Saratogian, November 21, 2010

Ballston Spa students drafting experiments that could find their way into space
Ballston Spa Life, November 14, 2010
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Spaceflight experiments program has Ballston Spa students competing
to send projects into space

The Saratogian, November 5, 2010

Student ideas are out of this world
OurTowneBallstonSpa, November 2010
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GLOBALFOUNDRIES Supports Student Spaceflight Experiments
Ballston Spa Central School District


Guilford County, North Carolina

Last in Flight
Inspire. Change., University of North Carolina at Greensboro, May 27, 2011

VIDEO: Greensboro Students Watch Experiment Blast Off On Endeavour, May 16, 2011

Local Students’ Science Project to Fly to Space
FOX 8,, April 29, 2011

VIDEO: Greensboro School’s Science Experiment To Go On Space Shuttle
FOX 8,, April 25, 2011,0,4895858.story

VIDEO: Greensboro middle school science experiment to be on shuttle
News 14,, April 25, 2011

VIDEO: Students Honored For Role In Space Experiment, January 19, 2011

Mendenhall Middle Students’ Project Chosen for Space Flight
FOX 8,, December 2, 2010

VIDEO: Middle School Students Will Send Experiment To Space, December 2, 2010

Local students’ idea will fly on NASA shuttle
The Business Journal of the Greater Triad Area, December 1, 2010

VIDEO: Students get crash course in nanoscience
News 14,, November 4, 2010

Mendenhall Middle students to test experiment on NASA space shuttle, December 1, 2010

Guilford County Schools Northern Region Middle Schools Students Tour Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering in Greensboro.
on YouTube: Guilford County Schools News Break, November 18, 2010

Student to Test Science Experiment in Space, November 14, 2010

Student Project to Fly on Space Shuttle
FOX 8,, November 3, 2010

Kids thinking small to win slot on shuttle
News & Record, October 26, 2010


Portland Oregon

Vestal students chat up astronauts in space
Portland Public School News, November 16, 2012

Students’ experiment takes Endeavour’s final flight
Portland Tribune, May 16, 2011

Jackson Middle School students’ project takes flight
Portland Tribune, January 28, 2011

Jackson students’ experiment chosen for NASA mission
Portland Public School News, December 6, 2010


El Paso, Texas

Early College High School students’ project wins spot on shuttle
El Paso Times, December 13, 2010


Canyons School District, Utah

VIDEO: Utah students conduct experiment on space shuttle, May 17, 2011

VIDEO: Utah Students Watch Science Experiment Launch Into Space
Connect, May 16, 2011

VIDEO: Shuttle launches with Utah students’ experiment on board, May 16, 2011

Photo: Hillcrest High science project is out of this world
Deseret News, May 16, 2011

Utahns take part in Endeavour’s final flight
Utah News, The Salt Lake Tribune, May 16, 2011

AUDIO: Utah Science Experiment Aboard Endeavour
ksl Radio, May 16, 2011

Hillcrest High students scramble for new frogs in space
Deseret News, May 8, 2011

VIDEO: Hillcrest High students scramble for new frogs in space, May 6, 2011

VIDEO: Utah students’ science project to launch with Endeavour Friday, April 27, 2011

Hillcrest students’ science project to take flight
Midvale Journal, December 8, 2010

Astronaut senator proves value of setting goals
Deseret News, December 2, 2010

Utah school experiment to make NASA shuttle flight
Teacher Magazine
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VIDEO: Hillcrest Students project selected for last space shuttle launch, December 1, 2010

Utah school experiment to make NASA shuttle flight
The Examiner,, December 1, 2010 NOT ACTIVE

VIDEO: Hillcrest Students’ project will fly on Space Shuttle Endeavour, November 30, 2010

Hillcrest High experiment to be included on space shuttle Endeavour’s last ride
Deseret News, November 30, 2010

Hillcrest student test heading to space
The Salt Lake Tribune, November 30, 2010

Hillcrest High Science Experiments Headed to Space, November 30, 2010

Canyons curiosity will launch with space shuttle Endeavour
Deseret News, October 28, 2010


Seattle, Washington

VIDEO: Ballard High students’ experiment on board Endeavour
King 5 TV News, May 16, 2011

VIDEO: Ballard Space Shuttle
King 5 TV Evening Magazine, April 28, 2011

Local science project in space
TheNewsChick, 97.3 KIRO FM, March 28, 2011

VIDEO: Ballard High School students to send bacteria into space
King 5 TV News, February 24, 2011

Ballard High science experiment will be sent into space
The Seattle Times, January 31, 2011

Ballard High project to launch on last shuttle flight
My Ballard Blog, December 6, 2010

Ballard High School students to place an experiment aboard U.S. Space Shuttle
Ballard News Tribune, December 3, 2010

Ballard High School students sending experiment into space
KOMO TV, December 1, 2010

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.