This idea went places, timesunion.com, June 14, 2011; SSEP on STS-134, Ballston Spa, NY

The National Center for Earth and Space Science Education (NCESSE) oversees the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program (SSEP), which saw 27 student team experiments fly aboard the final flights of Space Shuttles Endeavour and Atlantis. Nearly 31,000 grade 5-14 students were given the opportunity to participate in a real experiment design competition. All told, 1,027 student team proposals were received, out of which 27 experiments were chosen for flight— one for each of the 27 participating communities.

NCESSE is about to announce a historic opportunity—SSEP Mission 1 to the International Space Station (ISS), with communities required to be aboard by September 30, 2011, experiments selected for flight by mid-December 2011, and flight to ISS on Soyuz 30 on March 30, 2011. Each participating community will have a reserved mini-lab to fly aboard ISS, and we’ll help them conduct a local REAL experiment design competition for typically 300 to a couple of thousand students. Does your community want to be part of the adventure? If you’d like to explore the possibility, Contact Us. Read the details about the SSEP Mission 1 to ISS Opportunity on the SSEP How to Participate page.

The following stories have just been added to the SSEP In the News page at the SSEP Community Network Hubsite, bringing the total number of stories to 114 —


Eleven More
Feature Article, NASA.gov, July 12, 2011


SSEP on STS-135

Hartford, Connecticut

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

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 telegram.com, June 18, 2011

Bridgewater-Rarita, New Jersey

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


SSEP on STS-134

Shelton, Connecticut

Despite outcome, experiment aboard Endeavour positive for Shelton students
Westport News, June 24, 2011

Orange County, Florida

Orange student experiments to go up on space shuttle Endeavour
Orlando Sentinel, April 28, 2011

St. Mary’s County, Maryland

VIDEO: Students’ experiment rides with Endeavour
WJLA, June 16, 2011

Ballston Spa, New York

This idea went places
timesunion.com, June 14, 2011

Seattle, Washington

VIDEO: Ballard HIgh students’ experiment onbaord Endeavour
King5.com, May 16, 2011

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