experiments program (ssep)
to the international space station (ISS)
As part of a PICK Education research collaboration, Ector County ISD (ECISD) was selected to participate in SSEP Mission 16 to the ISS, and is a part of 24 participating communities in 3 countries; USA, Canada and Ukraine. This will be ECISD's third mission in the SSEP and the Mission Patch Art and Design Competition.
SSEP was designed as a model U.S. national Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education initiative, the program gives students across a participating community the ability to design and propose real microgravity experiments to fly in low Earth orbit (experiments conducted in a “weightless” environment).
The Student Spaceflight Experiments Program [or 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 NanoRacksLLC, which is working with NASA under a Space Act Agreement as part of the utilization of theInternational Space Station as a National Laboratory.
FOR OUR FUTURE LAUNCH!
December 16, 2021 (Tentatively)
National Center for Earth and Space Science Education (NCESSE)
Final Proposal Selection
selected mission art patch
Experiment Launch Date:
Mission Patch Launch Date:
The Efficacy of Ideonella Sakaiensis in a Microgravity Environment
Devin Arriaga, Fabian Carrasco,
Francis Dapanas, Mason Driggers,
Faith Eleby, Damien Galindo,
Kobe Hernandez, Wendy Hernandez, Leodegario Lopez,
Yazlin Romero, Gracielle Velasco
A Novel Way to Treat a Cancer with C. sporogenes in Microgravity
Maryam Akram, Sydney Richardson
Eva Brower, Aidan Gomez, Maison Leet, Jean Machado Torres
Courtney Smith and Priscilla Torres