We have arrived! We left NNU at 4:30 am and arrived in Houston at about 3 in the afternoon. We are super excited!! We will continue to practice the experiment tonight and tomorrow morning, then go register at NASA in the afternoon tomorrow. Pictures will be posted soon!!!! :D
This morning at about 4:30 the whole group left the NNU campus and headed to the Boise airport. They are officially on their way to Huston, TX!
Last week the experiment started the long road trip it had to take to get the the NASA site. So far there have been no problems with the transportation of both the group and the supplies.
More updates will come when the team lands and gets situated.
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Here are some links to news and media outlets talking about our NASA trip:
- NNU students prepare for NASA trip (Idaho Press Tribune)
- NNU students show 4th graders why they’re heading to NASA (KTVB)
- NNU Students in NASA Program (KTRV)
- NASA selects NNU engineering student team to fly on *Vomit Comet*
- NNU students show 4th graders why they’re heading to NASA (MSNBC)
- NNU Press Release
You can also see more information at http://www.nnu.edu/engineering.
The Phantom camera arrived yesterday and we are just now starting to learn how this incredible piece of engineering works!!! :)
Spring break has arrived for most students at NNU but not for team Superhydro. This week will be vital in finishing the hardware and software necessary to run this experiment. This week will also be used to practice the whole experiment from start to finish! Several outreach activities are also planned for later this week, including a visit to Columbia High School, Greenhurst, and there will be a NNU booth at the Civic Center on Saturday. Fun fun fun!!!
There is a completely unanimous opinion in the group these last two weeks: “We’ve been working hard.”
In the midst of midterms and jobs and for a few of the guys, girlfriends, they have still managed to find time to put in the work necessary to making this project a success. It has not been easy. Sleep and social life have been affected, but the culmination of their efforts is about to be unveiled. And it will be worth it. Nearly every week so far has been deemed “crunch week,” but the next 14 days are when the endurance and perseverance that everyone has been consistently showing needs to flow through their veins.
Everyone has complete faith in the whole team but a little extra encouragement would be much appreciated.
The whole team has worked in the lab and attended late night meetings, but it just happened that Jordan and Kevin were in the lab when the camera visited. Here are some photos from the week of work.
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