While some local high schoolers are learning algebra and biology, one group of students at a local vocational school is coming up with ideas on how to make eating in space easier and more convenient for astronauts.
At Tri-County Regional Vocational Technical High School, juniors Jacqueline Tedesco and Betsy Walsh, with the help of advisers at MIT, are working on an idea for a food mixer that can be used in space.
"I thought of how we bake a cake. I did research and when the MIT professor came and talked, he helped me re-do parts," Tedesco said.
Tri-County engineering teacher Mohammed Bakr is pleased with his charges.
"The idea of being able to give astronauts a way to make scrambled eggs fresh is huge," he said. "(NASA engineers) are very excited."
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