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student spaceflight 
experiments program (ssep)

mission 16

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.

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FOR OUR FUTURE LAUNCH!

selected experiment

for flight

Effects of Microgravity on Formation of Serratia marcescens Biofilm

Principal Investigator: Swetha Kesavan, Permian High School

SpaceX-26 ISS Launch Date: October 1, 2022

selected mission art patch

for flight

 

Secondary Winner

Vivian Hernandez, Crockett Middle School

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Elementary Winner

Celeste Ortega, Downing Elementary

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SpaceX-26 ISS Launch Date: October 1, 2022

mission 16

selected experiment

for flight

Effects of Microgravity on Formation of Serratia marcescens Biofilm

 

Principal Investigator: 

Swetha Kesavan


Teacher Facilitator:

Gregorio Barajas-Mercado

mission 16

selected art patch

for flight

 

Secondary Winner:

Vivian Hernandez

Elementary Winner:

Celeste Ortega

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mission 13

selected experiment

for flight

A Novel Way to Treat a Cancer with C. sporogenes in Microgravity


Co-Principal Investigators: 

Maryam Akram, Sydney Richardson


Co-Investigators: 

Eva Brower, Aidan Gomez, Maison Leet, Jean Machado Torres


Co-Teacher Facilitators:

Courtney Smith and Priscilla Torres

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mission 13

selected art patch

for flight

Secondary Winner:

 Amaya Villanueva 

Elementary Winner:

Sofia Patino

mission 13
SSEP conference

Chantilly, Virginia

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mission 12

selected experiment

for flight

The Efficacy of Ideonella Sakaiensis in a Microgravity Environment

Principal Investigator:

Deidre Morales

Collaborators:

Devin Arriaga, Fabian Carrasco, Francis Depanas, Mason Driggers, Faith Eleby, Damien Galindo, Kobe Hernandez, Wendy Hernandez, Leodegario Lopez, Juandedios Mendoza, Yazlin Romero, Graceille Velasco

Teacher Facilitator:

Elizabeth Gray

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mission 12

selected art patch

for flight

Secondary Winner:

Clara Long

Elementary Winner:

 Paisley Valenzuela

mission 12
SSEP conference

Washington, D.C.

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