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Space: The Final Homework Frontier

Science fairs are for losers! These high schoolers are building for NASA.
NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson unloads a storage locker that was built as part of the NASA High School Students United with NASA to Create Hardware (HUNCH) program, on the International Space Station on March 9. Students in the HUNCH program receive valuable experience creating goods for NASA, from hardware to meals for astronauts, while NASA receives the creativity of the high school students.
05_12_ScienceFairs_01 Source: NASA

Bacteria are a vexing problem for astronauts. The microorganisms that colonize our bodies grow uncontrollably on surfaces of the International Space Station, so astronauts spend hours cleaning them up each week. How is NASA solving this very tiny big problem?

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