Through our various programs we hope to reach out to students across the nation, with varying interests, and bring them into the Space Station program creating all kinds of items to improve the lives of the Space Station crew. Working closely with the Crew Systems office as well as getting input directly from crew members we hope to provide many different avenues beyond the STEM fields and bring in those who wouldn’t otherwise have the opportunity to be a part of the global effort to research in space.
We mainly work to improve the lives of the crew from personal items to updating parts of the station itself from the original designs. By covering a wide range of topics we can bring in students who might not of otherwise realized that their work could be used by the Space Station. From working in the STEM fields to culinary to sewing we have grown to encompass nearly the entire country and are still growing into new schools as well as new fields of research.