Sterling HS

Project

Cut out the parts needed and assemble 24 class I (Flight Hardware) Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV) Type B Cargo Transfer Bags (CTB).

Purpose

These bags will be used to transfer cargo from earth to the International Space Station.  They will fly up on the Automated Transfer Vehicle launched and flown by the European Space Agency one of NASA’s International Space Station partners.

Overview

The ATV Type B CTB consists of five sub-assemblies; three (3) handles, one (1) strap, four (4) labels, one (1) door and one (1) body.  All of the parts are made out of NOMEX.  NOMEX is used because it is self extinguishing properties i.e. it will burn in the presence of a flame, but when the flame source is removed it will stop burning or self extinguish.  Each handle has two (2) parts, straps have six (6) parts, labels have two (2) parts, the door has eight (8) parts and four (4) sub-assemblies and the body has eighteen (18) parts and the remaining four (4) subassemblies.  The final assembly has four (4) parts and two (2) sub-assemblies the door and body.  Therefore each Type B CTB consists of 48 parts that have to be cut out correctly and sewn together properly.

Team

The Sterling HS HUNCH team consists of twenty (20) family and consumer science students in an apparel class.  The team has taken tests in controlled storage, linear measurement and stitch inspection.  Students that meet the testing requirements have been set up (issued stamps) to perform quality control, making sure that procedures and process are in place and are being followed.  The team is making progress on fabricating the CTBs and is expected to be finished by the end of March 2011.

Status

Control storage is in place and working as needed.  Teams are in place to cut and kit parts, sew sub-assemblies, hide thread ends and perform quality control.  Need to ship the final materials that are needed to finish all of the parts.

Sub-assemblies: Handles 100%, Straps 100% complete, Labels 60% complete, Doors 15% complete and bodies 1/24 complete.

Final Assembly 1/24 complete. Updated 01/11/11

 

Jordan HS

TX Barbara Jordan 2012 Wilfred Stewart

Project

Design and build a prototype International Space Station camera that can be flown around inside the space station from the ground.

Purpose

To provide the capability for International Space Station Flight Controllers the ability to look around the International Space Station to validate configurations.

Overview

The goal of this project is to use as many commercial off the shelf (COTS) products as possible and make this on orbit camera. Jordan HS is one of two schools working on this project.  NASA has reserved a two day flight on the Zero gravity plane to test the prototype.  There will be a total of six (6) flyers, three each day.  If Jordan HS students have a design to test then they will be given the opportunity to test their design.  This is a challenging project.  Not only does this camera need to be stable at low velocities it has to be controllable from the ground. The team has received a second presentation from the NASA customer focusing on required controllability of the camera prototype.  They are performing some simulated reduced gravity experiments on the AR Drone to determine how it reacts and functions in this type of environment.  They have completed some 3D modeling of design concepts as well. Updated 01/11/11

On April the 7th and 8th, 2011 the team successfully flew their flying camera platform on the Zero Gravity plane at Ellington Field, Houston, TX.

Team

The Jordan HS HUNCH team is an advanced drafting class.

Status

The team has received a presentation from the NASA customer and has generated some preliminary designs.  They have also worked with a Roomba and AR Drone to see similar type devices.

James Madison HS

Video

2012 Video of James Madison High School’s HUNCH team

Madison Students Create Astronaut Storage Bags

Project

Fabricate 5 full size and 5 half size CTBs

Purpose

These bags will be used for future training purposes

Overview

James Madison High School is new to the HUNCH program this year and is in the process of getting started. The Family and Consumer Science Teacher Ms. Hubbard is eager and excited to be participating. She will lead the team to build prototype Softgoods to become accustomed to the fabrication techniques and equipment.

Team

The James Madison HUNCH Team consists of 10 Family Consumer Science volunteer students selected by the teacher to participate in the program. These students have demonstrated and expressed an interest in the Space Program and what NASA does. They are enthusiastic and eager to participate.

Status

School Principal has authorized Teacher and class to participate. 4 industrial sewing machines have been delivered and set up in the classroom. Teacher has been provided hands on operation instruction and has demonstrated the ability to perform basic operation of the machines. Students have begun basic training and practice on machines. Delivery of materials and patterns is pending.