FHHS Aerospace Team Invited to World Finals for International Space Settlement Design

Posted May 17, 2019 at 5:45 am by

L-R: Teacher Dan Garner, Arlo Harold, Lucy Urbach, Joely Loucks, and Brandon Payne - Contributed photo

The Fri­day Har­bor High School Aero­space Design Team has just received results from the qual­i­fy­ing round of the Inter­na­tion­al Space Set­tle­ment Design Com­pe­ti­tion. Based on the judges’ eval­u­a­tion of our work, Fri­day Har­bor pro­duced one of the top four design pro­pos­als in North Amer­i­ca and are now invit­ed to the World Finals held at NASA’s Kennedy Space Cen­ter in late July.

Over two months this win­ter, The FHHS Aero­space Team (known as Island Orbital Tech­nolo­gies, or IOTech) labored over a forty-page design pro­pos­al of a space set­tle­ment capa­ble of cap­tur­ing and adjust­ing the orbit of an aster­oid. The design team was lead by return­ing team mem­bers Lucy Urbach, Joe­ly Loucks, Arlo Harold, Bran­don Payne, and Evan Foley among others.

Teacher Dan Gar­ner said, “I am extreme­ly proud of the focus, deter­mi­na­tion, and time poured into this pro­pos­al. FHHS stu­dents put thou­sands of work-hours into this project and now look for­ward to pre­sent­ing their work to the pub­lic as well as prepar­ing to com­pete for a world cham­pi­onship title at NASA.”

Gar­ner con­tin­ued: “We are grate­ful to the FHHS Aero­space Design class for their com­bined con­tri­bu­tions as well as the crit­i­cal eval­u­a­tion and tech­ni­cal exper­tise of Mike Loucks, Wade Guidry, Ross Lock­wood, and John Car­ri­er. Fur­ther­more, we also grate­ful for the past sup­port of San Juan Island School Dis­trict, The Pub­lic Schools Foun­da­tion, San Juan Island Rotary, and the Lions and Leos clubs of Fri­day Har­bor, with­out whose sup­port we would not be where we are today.”

This year’s pro­pos­al design would not have been pos­si­ble with­out fol­low­ing students:

  • Sys­tems Engi­neer­ing: Lucy Urbach (also pub­li­ca­tion layout)
  • Struc­tur­al Engi­neer­ing: Arlo Harold, Nick Herko, Evan Foley, Julian Brown, Jon­ah Stras­bourg­er, Bailee Lambright
  • Oper­a­tions and Infra­struc­ture: Bran­don Payne, Emma Mughal, Hen­ry Duke, Aidan Shan­non, Emmett Car­ri­er, Satchel Pieples, Ryk­er Mattox
  • Human Fac­tors: Han­nah Van­Ev­ery, Sander Van­Hamers­feld, Nick Cop­ley, West­on Swirtz, Nate Clarke
  • Automa­tions Engi­neer­ing: Joe­ly Loucks, Hank Erick­son, Dar­cy Ayers, Liz Cruz, Gavin Flaum, Luke Waite
  • Busi­ness and Mar­ket­ing: Ally Pauls, Pay­ton Mal­loy, Kee­gan Bai­ley, Jaden Jones, Octavio Olvera
  • Imag­ing: Aida Must, Tori Pol­da, Kee­gan Bailey

Aero­space Lit­er­a­ture and Design is taught and coached by Daniel Garner.

FHHS Prin­ci­pal Fred Woods said, “This is the sec­ond year in a row our aero­space team has made it to the world finals. This says much about the qual­i­ty of our stu­dents as well as the ded­i­ca­tion of our teacher, Dan Gar­ner. Con­grat­u­la­tions to all!”    

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