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).
2012-2013 ISS Program
View the live BLAST OFF here, http://www.nasa.gov/ntv
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).
The MicroLab will launch in March 2013 for delivery to the International Space Station (ISS), and stay there for one month. Data will be downloaded from an astronaut’s laptop and sent to Earth for evaluation by the girls.
Become a (Girl) Participant: For more details about the upcoming 2013-2014 program, please complete a Girl Membership Inquiry Form. (Filling this form denotes interest in the program only, and does not indicate acceptance into the program.)
Become an Adult Volunteer Mentor: 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/
2013-2014 ISS Program Details
Enrollment Period: Stay tuned for more details about how to get involved in the ISS Program for the 2013-2014 school year.
Enrollment Requirements: Participants must be enrolled in either grade 9, 10, 11 or 12 during the participating school year.
Fee: The program fee is $550 per girl. Financial aid is available based on need. For inquiries about the program, including financial aid, please contact Bella Githere at (808) 675-5509 or email@example.com.
Meeting Days and Times: To be a member of the ISS Team, girls must be committed to the yearlong project. Weekly scheduled workshops 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 O`ahu may be required.
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.