The Dispersion of Volatile Organic Compounds in Zero-G: Column Scents
The knowledge used from this experiment will be applied to an experiment, proposed to improve the scents onboard the ISS for astronauts.
The students are developing a systematic procedure to release fragrant organic essential oils under microgravity conditions. By the use of specialized sensors for volatile organic compounds, they will measure sensor readings for specified areas of diffusion of the volatile organic compound on earth and in microgravity to determine differences. The experiment flew April 5th and 6th 2011 onboard the Zero Gravity plane at Ellington Field Houston, TX.
Machine the parts needed and assemble of an International Space Station class III (Training Hardware) Single Stowage Locker.
The locker will be used to train the International Space Station astronaut crew members on locker operations, payload housing and stowage.
The International Space Station Single Stowage Locker is assembled out of twenty-three (23) parts that the students will fabricate out of raw material. Fifteen (15) of these parts will be made out of aluminum sheet. Seven parts will be machined out of Aluminum billets. The remaining part will be a modified from a commercial off the shelf hinge. There are also numerous commercial off the shelf parts that will be included in the assembly i.e. rivets, latches and captive fasteners.
The Campbell High School team is made up of students in Computer Integrated Manufacturing class. They have been working on the NASA HUNCH project starting in the 2009-2010 school year.