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NASA to Sign Space Act Agreement with Two North Alabama High Schools
02.10.05
 
Martin Jensen
Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Ala.
(Phone: 256.544.0034)
News release: 05-014


What: NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., will sign a Space Act Agreement with two North Alabama high schools Thursday, Feb. 17. In partnership with NASA, more than 120 students from the Huntsville Center for Technology and Brewer High School in Somerville, Ala., are developing practical skills as they build cargo stowage lockers for International Space Station training here on Earth. The project, called High Schools United with NASA to Create Hardware, or HUNCH, provides students with insight into a world they might otherwise never experience. They meet with NASA engineers, view training hardware and build hardware that meets a real need in NASA’s Space Station payload training program.

The HUNCH project is sponsored by the Marshall Center's Engineering Directorate, in conjunction with the Space Station Payloads Office at the Johnson Space Center in Houston.

News media are invited to join students, instructors and NASA officials at the signing of the agreement. Two lockers completed by the students will be presented to NASA during the ceremony.

Who: The following NASA officials and instructors from The Huntsville Center for Technology and Brewer High School will be available for interviews: Teresa Vanhooser, acting director, Engineering Directorate, Marshall Space Flight Center; Dan Hartman, International Space Station Payload program manager, Johnson Space Center; Eddie J. Turner, director, Career Technical Education, Huntsville Center for Technology; and Chris Blevins, career technology director, Brewer High School.

When: Thursday, Feb. 17
11 a.m. CST

Where: The Huntsville Center for Technology
2800 Drake Ave.

To attend: News media interested in covering the event should contact the Marshall Public Affairs Office at (256) 544-0034. Media must report to The Huntsville Center for Technology, 2800 Drake Ave. Huntsville.