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History of HUNCH
16 years ago, NASA HUNCH (High Schools United with NASA to Create Hardware) was founded as a means of giving high school students new educational experiences by producing hardware training items for the International Space Station. Today, the program has grown from the first 3 schools in 2003 to well over 200 schools all across the country participating in a wide variety of projects, ranging from industrial sewing to an astronaut Culinary Challenge.
We mainly work to improve the lives of the International Space Station crew from day-to-day personal items or tools to updating parts of the station itself from their original designs. HUNCH fills a unique niche for the International Space Station, as well as providing high quality training and flight parts to other NASA programs and partners, by covering a wide range of topics. Through HUNCH, students have a unique opportunity to learn skills and have a real-world contribution to NASA’s space missions. Join Us!