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SSEP Step 2 National Review Board Comments Being Sent to Communities 1 Week Early, Allowing Student Teams to De-Brief Before Holidays

The National Center for Earth and Space Science Education (NCESSE; http://ncesse.org) is today sending the formal Step 2 Review Board comments back to the student teams for the 43 finalist proposals reviewed. NCESSE has worked to get the comments back a week in advance of the scheduled December 15 deadline so that proposing teams, lead […]

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Delay of STS-134 Launch, and December 2010 Fluid/Sample Compatibility Test – Vital for Student Experiments Chosen for Flight – PROCEEDING as Previously Scheduled

Last Friday, December 3, 2010, a NASA press conference addressed the ongoing problems with STS-133, the final flight of Shuttle Discovery, which was originally to launch in November 2010. Discovery’s launch has now been delayed until at least February 3, 2011. The impact on STS-134, Shuttle Endeavour’s final flight carrying the SSEP student experiments, is […]

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SSEP is Proud to Announce the Student Proposals Selected for Spaceflight on STS-134

We believe that learners must see themselves in the stories we tell, and experience scientific exploration through their own involvement. We also believe that it takes a community to educate a child… and a network of communities to reach a generation. From: Jeff Goldstein, SSEP National Program Director Center Director, National Center for Earth and […]

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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.