Year 8

Schools continued to fabricate training hardware via sheet metal fabrication, welding, drafting, machining, electronics, sewing, programming and painting.  New this year is the design and fabrication of a prototype International Space Station radio controlled camera that can be flown around inside the space station controlled from the ground. This project along with four other experiments flew onboard the Zero-G plane at Ellington Field in April 2011.

The HUNCH organization at MSFC is a collaborative effort between the NASA Exploration Systems and Space Operations mission directorates, the MSFC Academic Affairs Office, Training and Crew Operations, Stennis Space Center Education Office and Engineering and Test Directorate. This year they will deliver task packages to 17 HUNCH teams that were selected to work on authentic projects to plan, design, and develop hardware and software models and products to be used for NASA missions. A listing of the selected schools follows:

Alabama first year team:

  • Austin High School, Decatur

Alabama returning teams:

  • Huntsville Center for Technology, Huntsville
  • Bob Jones High School, Madison
  • Buckhorn High School, New Market
  • Hewitt-Trussville High School, Trussville
  • Brewbaker Technology Magnet High School, Montgomery

Tennessee returning team:

  • Lincoln County High School, Fayetteville, Tenn.

Louisiana first year teams:

  • Beau Chene High School, Arnaudville
  • Captain Shreve High School, Shreveport
  • Lusher Charter High School, New Orleans
  • Parkway High School, Bossier City
  • Northside Engineering Academy, Lafayette

Mississippi first year team:

  • Hancock County Vocational Technical School, Kiln

Mississippi returning teams:

  • East Central High School, Hurley
  • Gulfport High School, Gulfport
  • New Albany High School, New Albany
  • Petal High School, Petal