EVA tool Whitson

Astronaut Peggy Whitson took the HUNCH built and designed EVA tool outside the ISS

Design work was done by HUNCH students from Cypress Woods High School in Cypress Texas who worked with EVA Specialists at Johnson Space Center to understand the problem and come up with the appropriate tools.  HUNCH Students from Austin High School in Decatur Alabama worked with engineers from Marshall Space Flight Center to machine the brushes from the drawings and exacting specifications to make the tools a reality. The EVA tool is used to help astronauts change out the batteries that store the solar power energy on the outside of the space station.  Sometimes the nuts and bolts get jammed and the EVA tool will help clean and lubricate where necessary.  Thank you HUNCH students, we all are very proud of your work!