Dateline 3/2/2020.  Re-flight of Mission 13 Stockton SSEP experiments June 6th, 11:50 PM from Cape Canaveral .  Due to technical difficulty in flight the 2019 Stockton Mission 13 experiment was not carried out as planned.  The experiment has been refreshed and will fly on SpaceX-CRS-20  resupply mission to the ISS.

Dateline 3/2/2020.  Mission 14 Stockton SSEP experiment will fly on SpaceX CRS-21 which is projected for October 30th, 2020.  

Dateline 9/6/2019:  Stockton University will participate in Mission 14 of the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program.  This will be the fourth mission Stockton has participated in. 

Dateline: 6/17/19:  Updated launch for SSEP Mission 13/ SpaceX-CRS-18 will be Sunday July 21st at 7:30 PM from Cape Canaveral, FL.  M13 Flight Operations. 

Mission 13 Launch  Announced:   Pending official manifesting, the SSEP Mission 13 Gemini experiments payload (including the Stockton Student experiment) is to be carried to the ISS aboard SpaceX CRS-18 (SpX-18) currently scheduled for launch on Monday, July 8, 2019, out of Cape Canaveral, FL. The SSEP Mission 13 experiments payload has been designated Gemini and is named for NASA’s Project Gemini. Mission 13 Flight Operations.

Dateline March 3, 2019:  First autonomous docking of a US Crew vehicle with the ISS- SpaceX-Crew Dragon.   

 Dateline 3/2/2019- SpaceX Crew-Dragon Demo1 launches from KSC .


Dateline:  December 13th, 2019.  Mission 13 Finalists announced by SSEP. 

Dateline November 10th.  Mission 13 semifinalists announced by Stockton SSEP.


 Dateline 9/4/2018:  Stockton SSEP begins experiment and proposal initiation phase for Mission 13.  

Dateline 6/25/18: Coverage of SpaceX CRS-15 launch begins Thursday 6/28/18 on NASA TV.  Launch will be broadcast live beginning at 5:15 Am Friday 6/29 on NASA TV

Dateline: 6/13/18:   Stockton SSEP is currently onboarding for Mission 13 of the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program.  Activities will begin in September 2018 with a Mission 13 experiments proposal competition run in conjunction with GNM 2800: "Student Spaceflight Experiments Program"  and a  K-12 Mission Patch art competition.  The experiment and mission patches chosen for Mission 13 will be launched to the International Space Station in Spring 2019.

    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. 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. story.  


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. 

Mission 11 Stockton SSEP

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Mission 12 Stockton SSEP

Check out this great video



Stockton @SSEP National Conference

SSEP National Conference


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

SSEP National Conference

Stockton @SSEP National Conference

SSEP National Conference


2018 Conference- Smithsonian Air and Space Museum, Washington DC.  June 28th-29th.

Stockton @SSEP National Conference

Stockton @SSEP National Conference

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

International Space Station

Stockton @SSEP National Conference


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

Stockton SSEP Mission 11

International Space Station

International Space Station


Stockton activities supporting Mission 11 of the SSEP.

International Space Station

International Space Station

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


New Jersey Space Grant Consortium


The New Jersey Space Grant Consortium (NJSGC) is NASA’s educational arm in New Jersey for higher education, charged with progressing the goals of the National Space Grant program.

 The   objectives   of   NJSGC   are   to   develop   programs   to   further   space   science, aerospace   and   STEM   (science,   technology,  engineering,   mathematics) education, as well as to foster research and development in New Jersey


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.                    


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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