The International Space Station Project
High-school girls are offered a unique and rewarding opportunity through the Girl Scouts of Hawai`i to design, build and launch their very own computer-controlled space science project. Girls are placed into one of five smaller teams: electrical, mechanical, public relations, software or testing, to learn new skills as they work alongside one another to plan, conceive, develop and test a science experiment, called a MicroLab, which will be sent to the International Space Station (ISS).
2013-2014 ISS Program Details
Enrollment Period: We are now accepting applications until Friday, August 23, 2013.
Enrollment Requirements: Participants must be enrolled in either grade 9, 10, 11 or 12 during the 2013-2014 school year.
Fee: The program fee is $600 per girl, including a $100 nonrefundable deposit upon acceptance to the program. Financial aid is available based on need. For inquiries about the program, including financial aid, please contact Colleen LaClair at (808) 675-5514 or colaclair@@girlscouts-hawaii.org.
Meeting Days and Times: To be a member of the ISS Team, girls must be committed to the yearlong project. Weekly scheduled workshops on Sunday afternoons will be held at the Girl Scouts of Hawai`i office, located on the second floor of the Ala Moana Hotel. Additional hours, as well as visits to other various locations on Oahu may be required.
Not old enough yet? Become a Girl Scout now!
If you are interested in this project but do not yet meet the age requirement, you can explore the various other opportunities Girl Scouts has to offer! Please fill out Girl Membership Inquiry Form. (Filling this form denotes interest in Girl Scouts only, and does not indicate acceptance.)
Want to mentor our ISS girls?
Adult volunteer mentors are also needed for the upcoming project. If you have a background/interest in the sciences (including, but not limited to: engineering, programming, etc.), you could provide guidance to the girls throughout the program. Complete an online interest form at https://girlscoutshawaii.wufoo.com/forms/volunteer-interest-form/
Our space station opportunity is made available by Valley Christian Schools (www.vcs.net), the Quest Institute for Quality Education (www.thequestinstitute.com) and NanoRacks, LLC (www.nanoracks.com) via its Space Act Agreement with NASA’s U.S. National Lab.
2012-2013 ISS Program Archive
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View the live BLAST OFF here, http://www.nasa.gov/ntv
Launch coverage: starts at 8:30 a.m. on NASA TV, www.nasa.gov/ntv, and the NASA blog, www.nasa.gov/spacex.
Mission: SpaceX 2, http://www.spacex.com/
Launch Vehicle: Falcon 9, http://www.spacex.com/falcon9.php
Launch Site: Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla.
Launch Pad: Space Launch Complex 40
Date: March 1
Time: 10:10 a.m. EST
Description: SpaceX 2 will be the second commercial resupply mission to the International Space Station by Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX).Check out the March Star Advertiser article on our ISS Program! RESOURCES on this page:
ISS Program Information Sheet
ISS Program Application Form