Student Spaceflight Experiments Program (SSEP) 2020

$980
39%
Raised toward our $2,500 Goal
18 Donors
22
days left
Project ends on December 21, at 01:43 PM EST
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Update on 2019 Mission 13 Winning Project

March 09, 2020

Stockton SSEP Mission 13 (2019 winning project) students, Daniel Stoyko, Matthew Elko and Joseph Romanowski's experiment "Analysis of double stranded break repair in haploid Saccharomyces cerevisiae under spaceflight conditions" was unable to be processed due to a human error aboard the ISS. This past month, the students repackage their experiment and it was launched to the ISS aboard SpaceX Dragon this past weekend. At 6:25 a.m. this morning, astronauts onboard the ISS captured the Dragon with the Canadarm. The experiment is expected to return sometime in June.

 

https://spaceflightnow.com/2020/03/09/astronauts-capture-spacex-cargo-capsule-with-robot-arm-for-final-time/

 

Two Weeks In - Four to Go!

March 02, 2020

We are two weeks into our crowdfunding campaign for the Stockton Student Spaceflight Experiments Program (SSEP). To date, through the Elevate platform and mail-in donations [not reflected on donor wall], we have been able to raise 24% of our goal.  

 

We want to keep this momentum going! Make Friday the 13th a celebration, not an ‘unlucky’ day. We are aiming to raise $1,250 [or 50% of our goal] by next Friday. Please share the link http://elevate.stockton.edu/spaceflight on social media or forward this email to your personal network asking them to join the others and invest in the innovative programs we are offering here at Stockton.

 

Corporate Matching Gifts 

You may make an even greater impact with your gift by taking advantage of your employer’s matching gift program. Through these programs, your gift  can be doubled or even tripled. Please make a gift and then take the next steps to increase your giving power through your corporation’s matching gift program.

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$10

Earth

Support at this level will fund the final research poster for the students' presentation at the SSEP Conference.

$25

Troposphere

Support at this level funds the cost of materials required for the experiment.

$50

Stratosophere

Support at this level assists in payload integration and travel of the experimental material to and from NASA Space Center, Houston, TX.

$100

Mesosphere

Support at this level assists in boosting the payload to the International Space Station.

$150

Ionosphere

Support at this level funds lodging expenses for a student at Cape Canaveral for rocket launch.

$250

Thermosphere

Support at this level funds a student to travel to the SSEP Conference in Washington, D.C. to present their findings to academic colleagues.

$500

Exobase

Support at this level funds the cost for a student to attend the rocket launch and present at the SSEP Conference—an out-of-this-world experience for a future scientist!

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