It’s now a space program tradition. Whenever we start a new SSEP flight opportunity, it’s time for NASA Johnson Style.
To all Community Program Directors in the at least 17 SSEP Mission 6 communities (and possibly more by this Monday), use this to get your students ready to roll. Put it up on the big auditorium (or cafagymateria) screen, turn down the lights, and turn up the volume.
It’s our way of saying welcome to America’s and Canada’s Space Program (that’s a shoutout to you SD73 in Kamloops/Thompson British Columbia).
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 NanoRacks LLC, 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.
The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), and Subaru of America, Inc. are National Partners on the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program.