Extreme Science Program

HUNCH Extreme Science Program Procedures for 2014-2015 School Year

The astronauts have written a handbook for HUNCH students to learn about the International Space Station.  In the handbook, the astronauts are asked, “What tasks are inefficient, annoying, or do you wish would change on Station?”   In answering this question, astronauts provide HUNCH students with many project and experiment ideas.  Please click ISS HUNCH Overview to obtain a copy of this handbook.

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.  
  • Attention: The NESI Wiki page is back online in its entirety.  You can go to it at http://nesiwiki.tamu.edu/index.php?title=Main_Page or click here .  This page will be helpful in writing your TEDP about the NESI board.  

NESI Information and Videos

All of the videos pertaining to the NESI board can be accessed at Ryan’s YouTube Channel.  Information regarding the NESI board and the code related to the videos can be found at http://www.nesicommunity.com.  In addition, a support ticket system has been implemented on the NESI community site that allows users to submit support tickets by clicking on the “Help” tab.  Feel free to open a support ticket if you need any help, or if something is missing from the site.

Below is a tentative schedule for flight week.

Group A

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

 

Group B

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

All HUNCH Zoom Conference         Please sign in anytime between 10:00 and 12:00 Central Time

2 Minute Video                                 Due to mentor April 1, 2015

Short abstract                                   Due to Flo April 1, 2015, which briefly explains your experiment and how it would benefit the ISS.

HUNCH Recognition Ceremony April 25 at Gilruth Center from 1:00 to 3:00 Central time please be there by noon to set up experiment

HUNCH Extreme Science Symposium May 13, 2015 All Morning with live updates

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.

Falcon 9 UsersGuide_2009

 2015 Forms and Information Required for all Flight Week Participants

ATTENTION All Flight Week Participants: Please submit these forms ASAP.  Reduced Gravity Office (RGO) wants them by February 23, 2015

Below are the forms that are required for participation in the 2015 Flight Week.  Please feel out these forms as soon as possible.  Flo will be collecting them all and needs to submit them to RGO by February 23.  She needs them ASAP.  Please email Flo if you have any questions.  Thanks so much for your prompt response to the filling out of these forms.

IMPORTANT: Please give all printed copies and notarized copies to your teacher to bring to Ellington Field

For Flyers Only who are 18 years old or more

 

 

For Flyers Only  who are 17 years old

Important: Many of the forms for students to fly under 18 years old need a parent or guardian signature’s notarized.    Please give the notarized copy to your teacher to bring to Ellington Field.  Please scan and email the form to Flo.  Thanks for doing this extra step. It is an important condition that allows 17 year old students to fly.

  • 12 2015 AOD form 240 NASA Acknowledgement modified for fliers     Please Read the document below  1 RGO_N_PR_7900_Appendix C  and have your parent or guardian read it also and have this form signed by you and your parent or guardian’s signature notarized. The teacher  needs to have this notarized form in hand for you to fly.   Please send me a scan copied to Flo at jsc-hunch@mail.nasa.gov or send email here Flo Gold
  •     1 RGO N_PR_7900_0030_ Appendix C  Please read Appendix C so that you can fill out the form above
  • 9 2015 Parental_Guardian consent form        Please sign and have a parent or guardian signature notarized.  Please give  your notorized copy to your teacher.  The teacher  needs to have this form in hand for you to gain admittance to Ellington Field if you are under 18 years old. Please send me a scan copied to Flo at jsc-hunch@mail.nasa.gov or send email here Flo Gold
  • 8 2015 PARTICIPANT INFORMATION FORM      Please fill out and send to  Flo at jsc-hunch@mail.nasa.gov or send email here Flo Gold
  • 7 Patient Handout for fliers       Please sign and have a parent or guardian signature notarized Then scan  and send copy to Flo at jsc-hunch@nasa.gov or send email  here Flo Gold Please save your copy and bring to Ellington Field
  • 6 2015 RGO Med Ops steps to become Med Qualified       Please read before you fill out your medical questionnaire
  • 5 2015 Signature Form for fliers         Please read and sign.  Then scan  and send copy to Flo at jsc-hunch@nasa.gov or send email here Flo Gold Please save your copy and  bring to Ellington Field
  • 4 Signature Page for Aerospace Physiology Briefing for fliers.        After reading the PowerPoint for the Aerospace Physiology Briefing please sign this page and send to  Flo at jsc-hunch@mail.nasa.gov   or  send email here Flo Gold
  • 3 RGO AOD_RGO mishap form 2010*          Please fill out and send typed copy to Flo at jsc-hunch@mail.nasa.gov or send email here Flo Gold

 

Additional forms for  Teachers Only

 

For Ground Crew who are 18 years old or more 

 

For Ground Crew who are under 18 years old

  • 9 2015 Parental_Guardian consent form     Please sign and have a parent or guardian signature notarized.  Please give  your notorized copy to your teacher.  The teacher  needs to have this form in hand for you to gain admittance to Ellington Field if you are under 18 years old. Please send me a scan copied to Flo at jsc-hunch@mail.nasa.gov or send email here Flo Gold
  • 8 2015 PARTICIPANT INFORMATION FORM         Please fill out and send to  Flo at jsc-hunch@mail.nasa.gov or send email here Flo Gold
  • 3 RGO AOD_RGO mishap form 2010*       Please fill out and send typed copy to Flo at jsc-hunch@mail.nasa.gov or  send email here Flo Gold

 

Below are links to the videos for the 2015 HUNCH Extreme Science Experiments Prototypes

Above is the video of Fairport High School’s 2015 prototype

 

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