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On Special Assignment Preview: Laurel High School is ready for blast off

Posted at 10:46 AM, Apr 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-30 12:46:38-04

LAUREL – Laurel High School’s NASA-HUNCH program is ready for blast off.

Students are preparing for a conversation that’s pushing boundaries on May 1 during their first annual SPACE Day.

The HUNCH – which means High School Students United with NASA to Create Hardware – students were lucky enough to visit the Johnson Space Center in Houston last week in preparation for a live downlink broadcast with astronaut A.J. Feustel, who is aboard the International Space Station.

While in Houston the students were able to visit the NASA TV studio where their live earthly conversation will be broadcast from and review final modifications NASA engineers made on last year’s HUNCH designs. 

The design and prototype program involves students developing innovative solutions to problems posed by life on the International Space Station.

They’re ready to launch!

Tune in to the Q2 News for full coverage of the interstellar conversation on Tuesday at 5:30 and 10 p.m.