Getting right to it, our Tuesday begins with the Jolly Goddard team working on their 2nd (Bravo) mission. For their Bravo mission, Alex will be working in the International Space Station, Brenda will be working in Mission Control and Amber will be working as Mission Specialist 1, fixing lights on the exterior of the shuttle, and doing satellite repair.
Following their rocket construction, the Von Lions began training for their third (Charlie) Mission. In this mission, AC is the pilot and will be in charge of flying and controlling the orbiter while in space. He’ll also be responsible for landing it after the mission (not an easy task!).
Khadija will be working from the Canadarm and fixing the instrument bays to repair a damaged light on the exterior of the shuttle.The real Canadarm is actually weaker than the Canadarm that Khadija is working on and couldn’t lift its own weight if it was on earth.
Alex and the rest of the Jolly Goddards began their fuel cell activity and learned how electricity and power are generated and used on the ISS. Through a vast solar array, and the power of hydrolysis, the ISS is powered in many ways. Alex and his team worked on conducting electricity through aluminum foil in salt water, to build a fuel cell that would hold a few volts of electricity.
Electrolysis with water, Epsom salt and aluminum foil demonstrates the same components used for the fuel cells on the ISS. On another power-related note, did you know that the ISS has a robot that can fix many nominal items on the exterior of the station named Dextre?
Building a new space suit for the astronauts to use that is waterproof, puncture-proof and easy to get off and on. The team was divided into the age old competition; girls vs. boys.
Closing the evening with a shot of the Pathfinder in the center of the Space Camp campus.