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CTC Students Making Parts for Int’l. Space Station and NASA

Handrails for NASA to use on the Int’l. Space Station being fabricated by precision machining students at Lebanon County Career and Technology Center.

When it comes to Stem Education – science, technology, engineering, and math – a group of students at the Lebanon County Career and Technology Center are getting the full program load with their latest project.

The students in Eric Tanager’s industrial machine technology class are making parts for NASA and the International Space Station.

C-T-C Administrative Director Glenn Meck tells the Lebanon Valley Daily News that it was a long application process, but the school was selected to be part of NASA’s “Hunch” Program, or high school students united with NASA to create hardware:

He describes the part the Lebanon students are fabricating:

Meck says they hope to send NASA the handrail parts by early April for final approval. Once that’s granted, NASA has a special reward for the students:

The Lebanon County Career and Technology Center is presently the only school in Pennsylvania manufacturing flight hardware for NASA.