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


Last revised: February 6, 2018
SSEP on STS-135 Media Articles: 12


Local and Regional Coverage

Hartford, Connecticut

Hartford students get experiment back from space
Westport News, July 31, 2011

At Hartford’s Annie Fisher School, Seeing the Results of Shuttle Experiment
The Courant, Connecticut, July 25, 2011

Hartford students getting project on space shuttle
Westport News, June 9, 2011

VIDEO: Space Shuttle Atlantis Will Carry Piece of Hartford
Eyewitness NEWS3, May 11, 2011

Annie Fisher School to have role in final space shuttle flight
Hartford Courant, May 5, 2011

Hartford Students’ Experiment on Atlantis Shuttle Mission
CBS Connecticut, May 3, 2011


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, 2011,0,1469312.story


Charles County, Maryland

Students send weighty science to microgravity
SoMdNews.Com, June 15, 2011


Fitchberg, Massachusetts

Monty Tech only voke school chosen to have experiment on space shuttle
NEWS, June 18, 2011


Lincoln, Nebraska

VIDEO: An Out of This World Experience
KLKN Channel 8 News, May 27, 2011

Zoo School students’ experiment chosen to go into space, May 25, 2011


Bridgewater-Raritan, New Jersey

Shuttle Atlantis will carry Bridgewater-Raritan High School students’ science experiment, June 17, 2011

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.