SSEP Program FAQ

This FAQ is updated as questions are received by the SSEP Team that relate to the overall Student Spaceflight Experiments Program, e.g., questions on program pedagogy, the Flight Experiment Design Competition, the Community Program, program customization to community need, program implementation, program cost, and how to participate. These are topic that are addressed in general terms on the More on SSEP page.

To submit a question to the SSEP Team, use the Contact Us page, or send an email

February 6, 2023: no current entries – all SSEP Program FAQs resulting from prior SSEP Missions have been fully integrated into the newly updated content on this website in support of SSEP Mission 18 to ISS.

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.