Huffpost Education

Student Experiments Aboard The Space Shuttle Endeavour

Posted: Updated:

While Monday marked the launch of Space Shuttle Endeavour's (STS-134) final mission, the event goes further than the excitement of watching a ship blast off; orbiting beyond earth's atmosphere is also the dreams and aspirations of young student scientists who dared to shoot for the stars.

Through the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program (SSEP), a STEM education initiative designed to engage students and their teachers in science, classrooms around the United States were challenged to design real experiments to fly in low orbit -- first on the Space Shuttle's final flight, and then on the International Space Station. Out of 447 proposals, 16 experiments designed by students in middle school, high school, and undergraduates at two-year community colleges, were selected to board STS-134.

Visit SSEP's website for a list of all the selected experiments, and view our slide show below to see highlights from some of the top winners:

5 Experiments On Board The Space Shuttle Endeavour
Share this
Current Slide

Suggest a correction

Around the Web

Ants in Space: Shuttle Hosts High-Flying School Project

Space Shuttle Brings New Experiments To Space Station

AFA, CU Experiments On Space Shuttle Endeavour - Denver News Story ...

MSU News Service - MSU experiments to be launched on space shuttle

Endeavour Carries Student Experiments Into Space

Ballard High School experiment launched into space