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Valley View physics students design microgravity experiments and write proposals for the chance to send their experiment to the International Space Station (ISS).


Once an experiment is selected for flight, all VVHS students have the opportunity to compete to design a mission patch to represent the mission and community.


SSEP

 

 

Moreno Valley Unified School District students in grades 6-12 participate in this opportunity through the Student Spaceflight Experiment Program (SSEP), a model U.S. national STEM education initiative. SSEP is a program of the National Center for Earth and Space Science Education (NCESSE) and the Arthur C. Clarke Institute for Space Education.

 

Jump to SSEP website: http://ssep.ncesse.org/

Mission 16 2021-22Design by Gwendolyn D., Grade 9, Valley View High School

Experiment Selected for Flight:

“The Effects of Microgravity on The Germination Of Carrot Seeds”

Valley View High School, Grades 11-12 

Co-Principal Investigators: Andrea C, Georgina R.

Co-Investigators: Alexis C., Lindsey L.

Collaborator: Jocelyn M.

Teacher Facilitator: Salvador Martinez


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Selected Experiments on SSEP

Mission 16 to ISS


Launch Date: Expected Fall 2022 (TBD) on SpaceX CRS-26

Status Page: SSEP Mission 16 to the

 

International Space Station (ISS)


Mission Patch Competition:

Design by Hayden C., Grade 6, Palm Middle School
 

High School Winner

Gwendolyn D., Grade 9, Valley View High School 

 

Middle School Winner

Hayden C., Grade 6, Palm Middle School

Mission 15 2020-21

M15 HS

Experiment Selected for Flight:

“The Effects of Microgravity on Passion Fruit Seeds”

Valley View High School, Grades 11-12 

Co-Principal Investigators: Savannah B., Itzia G.

Investigator: Randy H.

Teacher Facilitator: Stacy Katzenstein


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Selected Experiments on SSEP Mission 15 to ISS


Launch Date: June 3, 2021 at 1:29 pm EDT on SpaceX CRS-22

Status Page: SSEP Mission 15 to the International Space Station (ISS)



Mission Patch Competition:

 

High School Winner

Savannah B., Valley View High School

M15 MS
 

Middle School Winner

Sophia V., Mountain View Middle School


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Mission Patches on Mission 15 to the International Space Station: Moreno Valley

Mission 14 2019-20M14 HS

Experiment Selected for Flight:

“Germination of Alfalfa in Microgravity”

Canyon Springs High School, Grade 11

Co-Principal Investigators: Anthony A., Jadyn R.

Co-Investigators: Hannah C., Jason N.

Teacher Facilitators: Sharon Scott, Divina Elbo


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Selected Experiments on SSEP Mission 14 to ISS


Launch Date: December 6, 2020 at 11:17 am ET on SpaceX CRS-21

Status Page: SSEP Mission 14 to the International Space Station (ISS)



Mission Patch Competition:

M14 MS
 

High School Winner

Karla B., Canyon Springs High School


Middle School Winner

Analyn L., Mountain View Middle School


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Mission Patches on Mission 14 to the International Space Station: Moreno Valley

Mission 13 2018-19M13 HS

Experiment Selected for Flight:

“The Growth and Development of Sustainable Brine Shrimp in Microgravity”

Palm Middle School, Grade 7

Principal Investigator: Aidan A.

Co-Investigators: Dorian A., Vince M.

Collaborator: Vincent R., Andre P.

Teacher Facilitator: Gayle DiCarlantonio



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Selected Experiments on SSEP Mission 13 to ISS


Launch Date: July 25, 2019 at 6:01 pm EDT on SpaceX-18

Status Page: SSEP Mission 13 to the International Space Station (ISS)



Mission Patch Competition:M13 MS


High School Winner

Armando L., Valley View High School


Middle School Winner

Melany T., Mountain View Middle School


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Mission Patches on Mission 13 to the International Space Station: Moreno Valley

Mission 12 2017-18M12 HS

Experiment Selected for Flight:

“Effects of Microgravity on Soybean Germination”

Valley View High School, Grades 10-12

Co-Principal Investigators: Titan L., Roman L., Semajj M., Douglas M.

Teacher Facilitator: Stacy Katzenstein


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Selected Experiments on SSEP Mission 12 to ISS


Launch Date: June 29, 2018 at 5:42 am EDT on SpaceX-15

Status Page: SSEP Mission 12 to the International Space Station (ISS)



Mission Patch Competition:


High School Winner

Jessica G., Valley View High School


Middle School Winner

Khalilah H., Vista Heights Middle School

 

M12 MS

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Mission Patches on Mission 12 to the International Space Station: Moreno Valley

SSEP National Conference 2018

The VVHS Mission 12 student team participated in the SSEP National Conference from June 28 - 29, 2018 at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum in Washington D.C. They networked with other SSEP student scientists from across the nation, Brazil, and Canada and gave their oral presentation about their experiment details to their colleagues in the Moving Beyond Earth Gallery. They were also present for the historical moment when the launch for the Mission 12 payload onboard SpaceX CRS-15 at Kennedy Spaceport in Florida coincided with the gathering of SSEP Mission 12 student scientists in Washington D.C.  The assembly of student scientists was treated to an early morning live streaming launch event in the Moving Beyond Earth Gallery inside the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum. The team was accompanied by MVUSD Superintendent, Dr.Martinrex Kedziora, MVUSD Board Members: President Mr. Jesús Holguín and Vice President Mr. Cleveland Johnson, VVHS Principal Mrs. Karen Johnson, MVUSD SSEP Program Director, Mrs. Deepika Srivastava, and Physics Teacher, Mrs. Stacy Katzenstein.
 
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Read about us in the News

 

Students design patches for the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program (SSEP), MVUSD End-of-the-Week News 02/14/2019

 

Palm Middle School Students Selected To Send Project To International Space Station, MVUSD End-of-the-Week News 01/18/2019

 

Students Participate in Spaceflight Experiment, Moreno Valley News 09/12/2018

 

Why Moreno Valley students will send soybeans into space, Press Enterprise 02/10/2018