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The Flight of SSEP Falcon 1: ISS On-Orbit Flight Operations Update, Final Experiment to be Activated November 1, 2013

Follow along with the flight of Falcon 1, the SSEP Mission 3a payload of student experiments. The SSEP Falcon I payload of 7 experiments arrived on the International Space Station (ISS) at 8:45 am ET, September 29, 2013. Falcon I was ferried to ISS on the historic first flight of the Orbital Sciences Cygnus spacecraft. […]

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Student Microgravity Experiments Selected to Fly Aboard First Operational Flight of SpaceX Dragon in September 2012

  11 Experiments Chosen from over 1,100 Proposed will Fly to International Space Station Via Commercial STEM Education Initiative For Immediate Release June 7, 2012 Program Description Video Clip NEW NASA video on SSEP Download a PDF of this Release WASHINGTON – The National Center for Earth and Space Science Education (NCESSE) in partnership with […]

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NASA Honors Communities Across the United States Engaged in SSEP Mission 1 to ISS with a Feature Article

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has honored all the SSEP researchers, their teachers, their families, and communities participating in the historic SSEP Mission 1 to ISS with a feature article at NASA.gov. It is a recognition that these student researchers are part of America’s Space Program in the 21st century, and a tribute to […]

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ANNOUNCING NEW SSEP FLIGHT OPPORTUNITY – Mission 3 to the International Space Station, for the 2012-2013 Academic Year

Download a PDF of this Press Release After reading this Press Release, be sure to read the New SSEP Homepage Subscribe to receive email updates on the SSEP using the Subscribe Box at the bottom of the right column. Student Spaceflight Experiment Program (SSEP) Mission 3 to the International Space Station Opportunity for Schools to […]

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Invitation to SSEP Communities and Partner Organizations to the April 30 Launch of the SpaceX Dragon at Kennedy Space Center

NASA Kennedy Space Center (KSC) is graciously inviting SSEP students, teachers, and family members, as well as representatives of SSEP partner organizations, to watch the historic launch of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with the Dragon capsule aboard, from KARS Park on KSC grounds. Liftoff is scheduled for 12:22 pm EDT, April 30. Dragon will carry […]

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Possible SSEP Debriefing and Strategic Planning Meeting at the NSTA Conference in Kansas City, October 28-29, 2010

SSEP Program Director, and Center Director for the National Center for Earth and Space Science Education (NCESSE), Jeff Goldstein will be attending the National Science Teachers Association Conference in Kansas City October 28-29, 2010. He is delivering the conference keynote address, titled Science Education: Conceptual Understanding at an Emotional Level. While in Kansas City, Jeff […]

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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.