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The SSEP Mission 7 to ISS flight experiments payload Odyssey II was launched on April 8, 2016, at 4:43 pm EDT from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL, aboard SpaceX CRS-8. The Dragon spacecraft was captured at ISS at 7:23 am EDT, April 10, 2016. On-orbit flight operations for the 25 experiments comprising Odyssey II were conducted on […]

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  Teachers, please pass this post on to your students so they may explore this remarkable sighting opportunity with their parents and families. Depending on your location you might be able to see the International Space Station fly over your town while Student Spaceflight Experiments Program (SSEP) Mission 7 Odyssey II experiments are aboard. Odyssey II […]

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  Today marks the ultimate milestone in the lifecycle of a SSEP Mission – launch day. In this case, the launch of the Odyssey II payload of Mission 7 flight experiments. Today we depart Earth and truly venture to the frontiers of space, and in celebration, we thought it would be a good time to share this video by […]

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The SSEP Mission 7 to ISS flight experiments payload Odyssey II is scheduled to launch tomorrow, Friday April 8, 2016, at 4:43 pm EDT from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL, aboard SpaceX CRS-8. If there is a scrub, NASA will recycle to Saturday, April 9, 2016, with launch at 4:20 pm EDT. The launch […]

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At 4:43 pm EDT, Friday, April 8, 2016, SpaceX CRS-8 is scheduled to launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL, adjoining NASA’s Kennedy Space Center en route to the International Space Station. Aboard the Dragon spacecraft will be the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program (SSEP) Odyssey II payload of 25 student experiments. These experiments were originally […]

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Download a PDF of this Press Release Watch Video Clips describing SSEP: Clip 1 (NASA), Clip 2 (NASA)    After reading this Press Release, carefully read the SSEP Homepage that serves as an Executive Summary for the program To receive email notification of breaking program news, subscribe to the SSEP National Blog  using the Subscribe Box at the bottom […]

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To teachers starting Mission 10 to ISS, this challenge was posted a week ago on Tuesday, February 23, 2016. It is designed to help you get your students immersed in Mission 10 microgravity experiment design by first exploring with them the concept of microgravity (often referred to as the phenomenon of ‘weightlessness’). As promised, here is the […]

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After a year in space, astronaut and International Space Station Commander Scott Kelly (USA) and cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko (Russia) return to Earth on Tuesday March 1, 2016. Also returning is cosmonaut Sergey Volkov (Russia). Hatch closure will take place at 4:40 pm ET, undocking at 8:05 pm ET, and deorbit burn at 10:34 pm ET. […]

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This blog post is for teachers in the 12 communities across the U.S. that just started SSEP Mission 10 to ISS. You are invited to use this Challenge with your students to get them thinking about the concept of microgravity (the technical name for the phenomenon of ‘weightlessness’). As part of this Challenge, students are […]

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  It’s been a space program tradition since Mission 5 to ISS. Whenever we start a new SSEP flight opportunity, it’s time for NASA Johnson Style.  We can’t imagine a better video to get students (and teachers) in the frame of mind to start Mission 10 to ISS. To all Mission 10 Community Program Directors and […]

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