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How Far Did We Travel?

Our experiment launched at 12:52 PM Eastern Daylight Time on Sunday, July 13th and returned to Earth on Saturday, October 25th at 3:39 PM Eastern Daylight Time.  For that entire time it traveled 4.7 miles per SECOND.  Can you calculate how … Continue reading

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Leaving the ISS

Our experiment at the International Space Station was loaded on-board a Space-X Dragon capsule for return to Earth.  It left the station at 9:57 AM Eastern Time on October 25th, 2014.  Here is a video of our final moments as … Continue reading

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We are Sailing in the Southern Ocean

Both science classes created flags which teacher Jillian Worssam brought along on her PolarTrec expedition to the Southern Ocean.  Check out her blog post, here http://www.polartrec.com/expeditions/sea-floor-changes-and-the-antarctic-circumpolar-current/journals/2014-09-21 and don’t forget to scroll down.  Keep checking back with her from time to … Continue reading

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Launch Video

Here is video from the launch of Orbs 2 containing our lettuce experiment and mission patches!       NCESSE’s SSEP on-orbit educational research opportunity is enabled through NanoRacks, LLC, which is working in partnership with NASA under a Space … Continue reading

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We Are Part of the ISS!

We launched at 12:52 PM on Sunday, July 13th, and our spacecraft spent the next two days catching up with the International Space Station.  Early on the morning of July 15th, after circling the Earth over 40 times in a … Continue reading

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We Launched!

Congratualtions to SOCSD’s Space Program for a successful launch of our Lettuce experiment to the International Space Station.  Here are Oliva Jones, Zachary Visconti, Luke Rabinowitz and Carlee DeFrancesco viewing the Orbs 2 launch at Wallops Island, VA on July … Continue reading

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Mr. T. Holding Ice from Antarctica

Check out this photo of Mr. T. holding ice from Antarctica courtesy of Linda Morris and the US Ice Drilling Team!  Ice cores like this are used to help us understand what the climate was like long ago.

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Save The Teacher At Sea Program!

Many of you have followed my voyages with the Teacher At Sea Program run by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.  If you did, you know what a difference this wonderful program makes in the lives of students and teachers.  … Continue reading

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Internet Safety

Thanks to all those who attended our talk on Internet Safety at the William O Shaefer School.  You can find a PDF of the presentation at this link.   If you would like more information on the free internet filtering program we discussed … Continue reading

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Bridge Design

All students will begin working on the West Point Bridge Design contest in the next few weeks.  Ours is a local contest and does not follow the same time-table as the national contest.  The program can be downloaded at home … Continue reading

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