Expedition 42 astronauts on the U.S. side of the International Space Station have moved to the Russian segment of ISS after an alarm at 3:00 am CST this morning pointed to a possible ammonia leak. Currently, there is no ‘concrete data’ indicating an ammonia leak, and this may have resulted from a problem with a sensor. From NBC News, 8:32 am EST, January 14, 2014:


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.

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