Tag Archives | SSEP Mission 1

SSEP In the News Update: Extensive Media Coverage of SSEP Mission 1 to ISS on SpaceX Dragon

This past week saw the historic launch of the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft, and the first berthing of a commercial vehicle with the International Space Station. The Aquarius payload of SSEP Mission 1 to ISS experiments was the only science payload aboard. There was extensive media coverage of the flight of Aquarius on Dragon, reflecting the […]

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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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Student Mission Patches Selected to Accompany Aquarius – the SSEP Mission 1 Experiments Payload to the International Space Station

The Student Spaceflight Experiments Program is about inspiring America’s next generation of scientists and engineers, and engaging entire communities in the process. Student teams proposing real experiments to fly on the International Space Station is the core SSEP activity. But community-wide engagement, and cross-disciplinary learning are also cornerstone objectives for SSEP in the context of […]

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An Invitation to the Parents of All Students that Have Participated in SSEP to Date – Help Us Inspire and Engage the Next Generation

A request to all SSEP Community Program Directors and teachers subscribed to this Blog: We would be grateful if you could disseminate this blog post to parents across your community. To assist you, we have created a PDF version of this post that can be printed and sent home. DOWNLOAD PDF You can also send a […]

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Announcing Communities Participating in SSEP Mission 1 to ISS, and NEW Flight Opportunity, Mission 2 to ISS

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. 92 Schools in 12 U.S. Communities Participating in Student Spaceflight Experiments Program (SSEP) Mission 1 to […]

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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.