Extreme Science Program

HUNCH Extreme Science Program Procedures for 2014-2015 School Year

Some aspects of the HUNCH Extreme Science Program is changing.  The HUNCH Extreme Science Program starting in the 2014-2015 school year will be flying with the Zero G Corporation in Florida located at the Space Coast Regional Airport  by Kennedy Space Center. However, the curriculum found here will still be very useful.  Please open and print The HUNCH Extreme Science Curriculum .  The Zero G Program Guidelines will be provided.  We are hoping to obtain the support of Texas A&M University (TAMU) for the NESI board.  The link to TAMU NESI wiki page is at http://nesiwiki.tamu.edu/index.php?title=Main_Page

  • 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 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.

Tentative Timeline for HUNCH Extreme Science Program 2014-2015

Tasks Sept Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb March April May
Talent and Release Form 30
Abstract of Experiment 15
Working Ground Experiment 20
Zero G Document due to Mentor 27
Zero G document due to Zero G Engineers 14
2 minute video 17
Flight Week 10-13
HUNCH Recognition Ceremony TBD
Extreme Science Symposium 7
Final Reports 28

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.

Falcon 9 UsersGuide_2009

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.

Test Readiness Review 2014

HUNCH Microgravity Flight Week April 2012