In The News – SSEP on STS-135, Final Flight of Shuttle Atlantis


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SSEP on STS-135, the Final Flight of Space Shuttle Atlantis, and of the U.S. Space Shuttle Program

Experiment Design Competition and Selection of Flight Experiments: Winter/Spring 2011
Flight to ISS: launched July 8, 2011; returned to Earth July 21, 2011

 

Local and Regional Coverage

Hartford, Connecticut

Hartford students get experiment back from space
Westport News, July 31, 2011
http://www.westport-news.com/default/article/Hartford-students-get-experiment-back-from-space-1599841.php
NOT ACTIVE

At Hartford’s Annie Fisher School, Seeing the Results of Shuttle Experiment
The Courant, Connecticut, July 25, 2011
http://articles.courant.com/2011-07-25/community/hc-shuttle-experiment-0726-20110725_1_student-spaceflight-experiments-program-experiment-blast-tomato-seeds

Hartford students getting project on space shuttle
Westport News, June 9, 2011
http://www.westport-news.com/news/article/Hartford-students-getting-project-on-space-shuttle-1363103.php
NOT ACTIVE

VIDEO: Space Shuttle Atlantis Will Carry Piece of Hartford
Eyewitness NEWS3, May 11, 2011
http://www.wfsb.com/story/14895573/space-shuttle-atlantis-will-carry-piece-of-hartford-5-11-2011

Annie Fisher School to have role in final space shuttle flight
Hartford Courant, May 5, 2011
http://articles.courant.com/2011-05-05/community/hc-hartford-nasa-0506-20110505_1_atlantis-flight-nasa-space-shuttle-program-mission-patch

Hartford Students’ Experiment on Atlantis Shuttle Mission
CBS Connecticut, May 3, 2011
http://connecticut.cbslocal.com/2011/05/03/hartford-students-experiment-on-atlantis-shuttle-mission/

 

Chicago, Illinois

Chicago students’ experiment to fly on final shuttle mission, ‘It’s not every day that a fifth-grader has a chance to send a project into space with NASA’
VIDEO: Chicago Tribune, May 24, 2011
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/education/ct-met-space-shuttle-0525-20110524,0,1469312.story

 

Charles County, Maryland

Students send weighty science to microgravity
SoMdNews.Com, June 15, 2011
http://www.somdnews.com/article/20110615/NEWS/706159710/1043/lackey-students-send-weighty-science-to-microgravity&template=southernMaryland

 

Fitchberg, Massachusetts

Monty Tech only voke school chosen to have experiment on space shuttle
NEWS telegram.com, June 18, 2011
http://www.telegram.com/article/20110618/NEWS/106189953

 

Lincoln, Nebraska

VIDEO: An Out of This World Experience
KLKN Channel 8 News, May 27, 2011
http://scimath.unl.edu/csmce/videos/science_experiment.html

Zoo School students’ experiment chosen to go into space
JournalStar.com, May 25, 2011
http://journalstar.com/news/local/education/article_301524f3-4ecd-5492-83be-d3be1affdc23.html

 

Bridgewater-Raritan, New Jersey

Shuttle Atlantis will carry Bridgewater-Raritan High School students’ science experiment
nj.com, June 17, 2011
http://www.nj.com/messenger-gazette/index.ssf/2011/06/shuttle_atlantis_will_carry_science_experiment_designed_by_bridgewater-raritan_high_school_students.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.