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NASA Public Affairs Officer Josh Byerly speaks with students Ben Holloway, Helmut Brenner and Robert Lipham from Cypress Woods High School in Cypress, Texas, about their experiences in the HUNCH educational program. HUNCH (High school students United with NASA to Create Hardware) involves students fabricating real-world products for NASA as they apply their science, technology, engineering and mathematics skills as well as learning to work in teams and think creatively.
The three students designed a test model of the International Space Station’s Microgravity Science Glovebox that will be used by astronauts on Earth to train for their stay aboard the orbiting laboratory.
The Microgravity Science Glovebox is one of the major dedicated science facilities inside the station’s Destiny laboratory. It has a large front window and built-in gloves to provide a sealed environment for conducting science and technology experiments. The Glovebox is particularly suited for handling hazardous materials when the crew is present.
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