Sam Tech CNC计划有助于训练NASA宇航员
“We know how the racing industry wants to hire grads from The School of Automotive Machinists & Technology, but the school’s reputation has also led to its involvement in a monumental space exploration project. NASA is currently building the Orion spacecraft which, in a few years, will take astronauts to an asteroid and one day on to Mars. It will be the safest and most advanced space craft ever built. The SAM Tech CNC class is designing and fabricating pieces for the crew module mock‐up, which is used in spacecraft design and astronaut training. NASA’s first unmanned Orion flight will be in 2014, 3,600 miles into space at speeds of more than 20,000 MPH.” – HorsePower TV
For more than 18 months, SAM Tech’s CNC classes have been working hand in hand with NASA engineers, staff, and even astronauts designing and fabricating a shoulder bolster for the Orion spacecraft seat system which provides critical protection to the crew during launch and landing. Over the summer, the School of Automotive Machinists & Technology was visited by one of the astronauts from NASA. While visiting, he met with faculty, staff, and even held a Q & A with the students.
“与SAM Tech的伙伴关系已成为美国宇航局的巨大福利。 Sam Tech正在做的创造性设计工作有可能帮助NASA减少系统的质量，这始终是与航天器的目标。此外，Sam Tech正在进行的制造工作是出色的，提供NASA，具有一些非常高质量的硬件，用于测试和培训。我们很高兴有机会分享NASA与学生在一起的东西。“ - Christie Sauers，美国宇航局Orion Mockup Lead