3, 2, 1 Blast Off!
Middle school students from the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program (SSEP) designed a microgravity experiment and a mission patch that are headed to the International Space Station! These students were invited to the launch in Wallops, VA and have spent the last week touring the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport facilities. Unfortunately, the rocket's launch was delayed because of engine trouble but the students' experience on base was invaluable and a once in a lifetime opportunity. These students attend Benjamin Banneker Charter Academy of Technology, Academie Lafayette, Della Lamb, Hogan Preparatory Academy Middle School, and St. Peter's School and were the first students from Missouri to participate in the SSEP program. They raised money for the trip through Kickstarter. Check out their Kickstarter page here and watch their video to get a better idea of what these outstanding students accomplished.