USA Student Spaceflight Experiments Program

Student Spaceflight Experiments Program

Mission 10 to the International Space Station

Apply by December 11, 2015

The National Center for Earth and Space Science Education and the Arthur C. Clarke Institute for Space Education announce Mission 10 to the International Space Station. This STEM education opportunity immerses students in grades 5-16 across a community in an authentic, high visibility research experience, where student teams design and propose real microgravity experiments to fly in low Earth orbit on the International Space Station.

Deadline for inquiry: All interested communities are asked to inquire by December 11, 2015; this allows schools and districts the time they need to assess interest with their staff and, if appropriate, move forward with an Implementation Plan.

Communities must be aboard by February 15, 2016 for experiment design and proposal writing phase from February 22 to April 22. The flight experiment will be selected by May 26. Launch of the Mission 10 to ISS “Casper” experiments payload is expected in Fall 2016.

More information: SSEP Home page, which provides an Executive Summary of the Program and the Mission 10 to ISS Flight Opportunity.  Of interest: SSEP was showcased in Scientific American, February 17, 2015


Contact: Dr. Jeff Goldstein, SSEP Program Director; cell 301-395-0770;

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