Student Spaceflight Experiment Program
Edina Morningside Rotary Club member Dr. Anne Marie Leland, Director of Community Education for Edina Public Schools, shared the exciting news about the Student Spaceflight Exploration Program. It is a truly exceptional opportunity to foster curiosity and creativity, to develop critical thinking, and communication and collaboration skills through an authentic, scientific experiment design process. Edina Public School students will participate in the rigor of scientific competition and experience the thrill of having their experiment, or an experiment from their school district, included onboard the International Space Station. SSEP is another example of how Edina Public Schools is enabling each and every student to discover their possibilities and thrive.
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Here's the anticipated schedule:

September 1 – November 2, 2022: Experiment Design and Proposal Writing

November 2, 2022: Flight Experiment Proposals due to Edina District Review Committee

November 11, 2022: Local Review Board selects three finalist proposals to submit to NCESSE

December 15, 2022: NCESSE selects Edina’s flight experiment for the International Space Station

Late Spring 2023: Ferry Flight of SSEP Payload to ISS on SpaceX Dragon

4-6 weeks Post Launch: Ferry Flight of SSEP Payload back to Earth

Late June/ Early July 2023: SSEP National Conference for students at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC