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Welcome to the Ryerson Student Spaceflight Experiments Program!

This is a first in Canada, where senior highschool students team up with current Ryerson undergrads to design a science experiment, one of which will be carried out in microgravity aboard the International Space Station (Mission 8, blasting off in the Fall 2015). How cool is that?! Your Science and Art in Space!!!

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Winning Proposal

  • Team U - The Growth of Pleurotus ostreatus (fungus) in Microgravity – Komalpreet Kahlon, Francis Buguis, Gemma Mancuso, Kugenthini Tharmalulasekaram, Modlin Orange

Check out the announcement here

Expected Launch Date: January 3rd 2016



  • Team B - Effect of Microgravity on the Kinetics of β-Amyloid Plaque Formation – Daniela Araujo, Justin Dang, Rohan Pandey, Yuanxin Xue, Zehra Jaffer
  • Team O - Enzymatic activity of pancreatic α-amylase in microgravity – Tanya Aziz, Dale Calabia, Melika Dastgheib, Mohammad Dastgheib, Raquel Farache, Shayan Geramy, Ceceilia Haberfellner, Jocelyn Lee, Joyce Tampus, Tara Upshaw

Honourable Mentions

  • Team A - From the Spider-man Suit to Space Elevators: Determining the Efficiency DNA Binding to Carbon Nanotubes in Microgravity – Aesha Patel, Frida Cerna Neri, Jessica Machado, William Tang
  • Team D - Effect of Microgravity on Shmoo Formation and Subsequent Meiosis in S. cerevisiae  Alexander Somerville, Ben Weisz, Elliott Somerville, Ryan Shilliday, Viktoria Weisz


RySci at the Smithsonian - SSEP National Conference

Hear about the winning team's experience at the National Conference in Washington DC, hosted at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. 

Please read our SSEP recap article here.


The Student Space Flight Experiments Program (SSEP) is undertaken by the National Center for Earth and Space Science Education (NCESSE) in the USA and the Arthur C. Clarke Instituet for Space Education, internationally, in partnership with Nanoracks, LLC. This on-orbit educational research opportunity is enabled through NanoRacks, LLC, which is working in partnership with NASA under a Space Act Agreement as part of the utilization of the International Space Station as a National Laboratory.