New to this HUNCH website is Camp NASA an educational activity in which you can learn to be a student International Space Station (ISS) Flight Controller. All summer we will be adding new lessons and videos that are actual lectures that ISS Flight Controllers attended at Johnson Space Center. Please read the lesson material first, since it is designed to help you understand the lectures.
Let’s start by learning about the International Space Station’s Mission Control Room and then watch a video that is attended by future flight controllers about an overview of the ISS.
Introduction to ISS Mission Control
Lesson #1 Video The video is working perfectly now!!! Thanks for your patience. You can now watch watch the video of an instructor and view the PowerPoint.
Before you watch this video you might want to read the questions on the document below. The questions will help guide you as to the important points on the video.
ISS Intro Questions
Introduction to the ISS Video
New Challenge Yourself to a game of Concentration
Meet the Thermal Control Flight Controllers
Lesson #2 is about the history of the ISS. Please click on the link below to read the questions that will help guide you while you watch this video. It is a good idea to print out the questions that accompany the videos and answer them as you watch the video.
NASA History Questions
History of the ISS Video
Lesson #3 is about the Mission Control Center at Johnson Space Center. Please click on the question link below, which will help guide you as you watch this video.
Mission Control Center Questions
Mission Control Center at Johnson Space Center Video
The Internation Space Station is truly an international organizations that bring countries together for a common purpose, space exploration. All the international partners play important parts in the exploration of space. Click on the following link to find out about the international partners of the ISS.
International Partners Overview
Lesson #4 and 5 are rather technical, but you can understand them if you make sure you read the overview and questions written for each of them. It is lots of fun learning the basics of Orbital Mechanics which is what lesson #4 is about. You get to apply your math skills. Lesson #5 is about the Thermal Control System (TCS) on board the ISS. It is not very different than the heating and air conditioning systems on earth. You get to apply your math and science skills while learning this lesson. If you have not taken algebra or physics yet don’t worry the overviews teach you all you need to know to be a successful TCS student version of an ISS Flight Controller. Have fun and there is still more to come for Camp NASA so keep checking back. I am anxious to hear how you like Camp NASA so please place your comments in the blog.
Thanks and enjoy the educational journey.
Orbital Mechanics Overview
Orbital Mechanics Questions
Orbital Mechanics Video
Thermal Control System Overview outline
TCS Connectivity Overview1
TCS Connectivity Questions
Thermal Control System Video