HUNCH Extreme Science Program Procedures for 2014-2015 School Year
The HUNCH Extreme Science Program for 2014-2015 school year will be flying on NASA”S C-9B Aircraft out of Ellington Field in Houston, TX.
Each flight will have 4 Glove Boxes onboard the C-9B aircraft. To learn more about the aircraft and the RGO program please visit http://jsc-aircraft-ops.jsc.nasa.gov/Reduced_Gravity/ . The User Guide link on this page http://jsc-aircraft-ops.jsc.nasa.gov/Reduced_Gravity/guides.html. This is very important and has all the documents with information to insure that you have a successful experiment and flight. Please visit this site as soon as possible. There is a RGO Guidelines link on this page that will be very helpful in writing your TEDP.
The curriculum found here will still be very useful. Please open and print The HUNCH Extreme Science Curriculum .
- This year we also have a NESI Community site. This site is a forum on the HUNCH website. To go there click on Be Social/NESI Community. The link to this website is at http://www.nesicommunity.com/ and watching the instructional videos is a must do to learn more about coding of the NESI board. Please also leave comments on this forum so that we can better learn what you like and dislike on the NESI board.
Below is a tentative schedule for flight week.
Sunday April 19 Group A Students travel to Houston
Monday, April 20 Orientation, Test Readiness Review and Load Experiments
Tuesday, April 21 Flight 1 and Flight 2 and unload experiments
Wednesday, April 22 Rain date or JSC Tours
Thursday, April 23 Students travel home
Tuesday, April 21 Students travel to Houston
Wednesday, April 22 Orientation, Test Readiness Review and Load Experiments
Thursday, April 23 Flight 3 and 4 and unload the experiments
Friday, April 24 Rain Day or JSC tours
Saturday, April 25 Afternoon: HUNCH Recognition Ceremony
Sunday, April 26 Students travel Home
Group A would be made of 8 schools with teams made up of 4 flyers and 2 ground crew. Group B would also be made of 8 schools with the same team members. Please let me know if you have any preference for one group or the other and why. Both groups will have the option of staying for the HUNCH Recognition Ceremony, which is on the afternoon of Saturday April 25, 2015 at the Gilruth Center, which is outside of JSC. I will do my best to meet your choice. Below is an updated schedule of due dates and events.
Schedule for HUNCH Extreme Science Program 2015
Working Ground Experiment Due December 20, 2014
TEDP and Hazard Analysis (HA) Due to mentor February 2, 2015
TEDP and HA Due to RGO February 23, 2015
2 Minute Video Due to mentor April 1, 2015
HUNCH Recognition Ceremony April 25 at Gilruth Center
HUNCH Extreme Science Symposium May 13, 2015
HUNCH final report Due June 1, 2015
This School year we should have 3 HUNCH experiments going to the ISS onboard Space X Falcon. Please click here to find a user’s guide to Space X’s launch vehicle and the Dragon. There may be future experiments using Cyngus by Orbital Sciences Corporation but the requirements should be similar.
Final summary reports of experiments that flew on the Zero-Gravity Plane in April, 2013 are below
WT Eggs In Space Final Report Lakewood HS Hydrofuge Final Report NCSSM Spinal Elongation Final Report NCSSM Peristaltic Pump Final Report Tri County RVT Zero G Scale Final Report Billings Central Algae Final Report Billings Central Drosophila Final Report Overland HS Crystallization Final Report Jackson Hole HS Ferrofluids Final Report Clear Springs Plant Growth Chamber HS Final Report
Final summary reports of experiments that flew on the Zero-Gravity Plane in April, 2012 are below
Warren Tech ,Lakewood, Colorado final report for Aquaponics and Warren Tech Egg in Space final report Lakewood High School, Lakewood, Colorado final report for Hydrofuge Alpha and Bravo East High School, Cheyenne Wyoming final report for Column Scents Clear Springs High School, League City, Texas final report for plant growth chamber North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, Durham, NC final report for spinal elongation Overland High School, Aurora, Colorado final report for water filtration and Overland High School final report of NMR
Final summary reports of experiments that flew on the Zero-Gravity Plane in April, 2011
Warren Tech Career and Technical High School at Lakewood, CO: H2U Lakewood High School at Lakewood, CO: Hydrofuge East High School at Cheyenne, WY: Column Scents Clear Springs High School at League City, TX: Plant Viability for a Legume Food Growth Chamber Barbara Jordan High School at Houston, TX: ISS On Orbit Camera Cypress Woods High School at Cypress, TX: ROV Camera Platform Watch a video of the Test Readiness Review (TRR) at Ellington Field on April 2012 HUNCH students present their Extreme Science experiments to engineers checking for the safety of the experiment to fly on the Zero G plane.