Welcome to the Stockton Student Spaceflight Experiments Project


Dateline 6/5/18:  SSEP Mission 12 to ISS: Flight Operations page updated  for June 29th launch and target July 30th return to earth of M12 paylaod.  SEPP M12 Operations Page.

Dateline 6/4/18-  It was announced today by NanoRacks that SpaceX-15 launch  (which will carry Mission 12 payload) has slipped to June 29th @ 5:41 AM EDT.  Launch schedules.

Dateline  April 5, 2018.  Mission 12 Mission Patch Winners selected.  Visit the Mission Patch Page for details

Dateline February 15th, 2018- Mission 12 finalists prepare experiments for June , 2018 launch to the ISS.

Dateline September 6th, 2017.  Mission 12 @Stockton information sessions- Thursday 9/6/17 at 4:30-5:30 PM, USC-160, Friday 3:40- 4:40 PM, USC-160 and Monday 9/11/17,  3:40-4:40 PM. USC-244.  Flyer here.

Dateline. August 16, 2017 6:52 am EDT. SpaceX  CRS-12 Dragon capsule docks with ISS.  See activities for video.  Space.com story

Dateline: August 14th, 2017 at 12:31:34 CRS-12 SpaceX Falcon 9 lifted off from Kennedy Space Center launch pad 39A on its way to the ISS carrying Mission 11 of the Student Spacefight Experiments Program and a Stockton student experiment.   Rendevous with the ISS will be 7 am on 8/16/17. Space.com story.  

   The Stockton SSEP mission 11 experiment will fly on the next SpaceX cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station (CRS-12) which is targeted for launch Monday August 14,  with an instantaneous launch window that will open at approximately 12:31 p.m. EDT. The Dragon spacecraft will be grappled and docked to the ISS on August 16 at approximately 7 a.m. EDT by astronauts Jack Fischer of NASA and Paolo Nespoli of ESA (European Space Agency).  A Stockton team will be present for  the launch activities at Cape Canaveral, FL including presentation of their work at the NASA-Kennedy Space Center visitors complex. 

 Stockton SSEP has been selected for Mission 12 of the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program.  Activities will begin in September 2017 with a Mission 12 experiments proposal competition run in conjunction with GNM 2800: "Student Spaceflight Experiments Program."  The experiment chosen for Mission 12 will fly to the International Space Station in Spring 2018.   

About Us


To involve Stockton students and faculty in collaborative research in space science


Involve students in a competition to design experiments and develop proposals on micro gravity  effects on biological, chemical or physical systems which will be peer reviewed.


Winning experimental designs are flown to the International Space Station.  Students undertake post-flight analysis and presentation. 

Stockton SSEP

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 The Student SpaceflighExperiments Program [or SSEP] is a program of the National Center for Earth and Space Science Education (NCESSE).

SSEP National Conference

2017 Conference- Smithsonian Air and Space Museum, Washington DC.  June 28th-29th.

Stockton @SSEP National Conference

Stockton students and faculty attend the 2017 SSEP National Conference in Washington DC at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum.  

SpaceX Falcon9

SpaceX provides commercial services to the Space industry and supports the activities of the International Spce Station

Stockton SSEP Mission 11

Stockton activities supporting Mission 11 of the SSEP.

International Space Station

The International Space Station (ISS) is a collaborative national laboratory orbiting approximately 260 miles above the earth.  The ISS is an excellent platform for testing the effects of microgravity and preparing for further space travel.


Student Spaceflight Experiments Program

The Student SpaceflighExperiments 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 DreamUp PBC and NanoRacks LLC, which are working with NASA under a Space Act Agreement as part of the utilization of the International Space Station as a National Laboratory

Stockton University

 Stockton University’s mission is to develop engaged and effective citizens with a  commitment to life-long learning and the capacity to adapt to change in a multi-cultural, interdependent world.  As a public university, Stockton provides an environment for  excellence to a diverse student body, including those from underrepresented populations, through an interdisciplinary approach to liberal arts, sciences and professional education.  This project was in part funded by a Stockton University 2020 Strategic Planning initiative.                    

Natural Science & Mathematics

 The School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics (NAMS) at Stockton University is the primary sponsor of the Stockton SSEP along with the Schools of Education and General Studies as well as the Stockton STEM Collaborative.   


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Stockton Student Spaceflight Experiments Project

Schoof Natural Sciences & Mathemtatics, Stockton University, 101 Vera King Farris Dr, Galloway, New Jersey 08205, United States

(609) 652-4556


Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed