List of items for the Challenge at School

Space is limited on board the International Space Station, so there's no room for extra stuff. We've put together a list of items that is already available on the space station and that Chris can use to perform your experiment with—socks and dental floss included!

ONLY use the items listed below when developing your experiment.

icon for HygieneClothes

  • Athletic headband (184.2 mm x 16.5 mm x 50.8 mm; 0.045 kg)
  • Nylon running shorts (0.15 kg)
  • Cotton handkerchief (104.9 mm x 101.6 mm x 11.2 mm; 0.02 kg)
  • T-shirts (0.30 kg)
  • Socks (0.10 kg)
  • Washcloth (0.045 kg)
  • Athletic Exercise Band (disposable) (914.4 mm x 152.4 mm x 0.51 mm; 0.05 kg)

icon for HygieneHygiene

  • Cotton swabs
  • Dental floss (50 m roll)
  • Soap bar
  • Nitrile gloves
  • Tweezers

icon for Office suppliesOffice supplies

  • Bungee cords (0.23 kg)
  • Binder clip (0.23 kg)
  • Velcro straps
  • Velcro patches (1” square, 2” square)
  • Red, green and blue electric tape (0.5” wide; 0.02 kg for roll)
  • Scotch tape
  • Duct tape (1” or 2” wide)
  • Kapton tape (1” wide)
  • Double-sided tape
  • Double-sided foam tape
  • Pens
  • Pencils
  • Markers: Sharpies (black and colour) and highlighters (yellow)
  • Timer/stopwatch (0.05 kg)
  • Engineering pad (8.5” x 11”)
  • Copy paper (8.5” x 11”)
  • Scissors (small)
  • Rulers: metal ruler in tool box, tape measure also available
  • Rubber bands
  • Rubber eraser (41.4 mm x 31.8 mm x 10.9 mm; 0.017 kg)
  • Post-it notes (1.5” x 2” or 3” x 3” or 3” x 5” or color post-it flags)
  • Zipper-top bags (2” x 2”, 4” x 4”, 6” x 6”, 8” x 8”, 12” x 12”, 9” x 15”, 13” x 18”)
  • Flashlight
  • Dry wipes

icon for Food suppliesFood supplies

  • Condiments – ketchup, mustard
  • Water (no more than 4 oz. allowed per experiment)
  • Liquid salt
  • Liquid pepper

icon for Education/science materialEducation/science material

  • Magnifying glass
  • Nomex blue backdrop with grid (48” x 60”)
  • Gyro-exerciser (76.2 mm dia. X 63.5 mm)
  • Gyro-tube (114.0 mm dia. X 88,9 mm)
  • Soft Earth (890 mm dia.)
  • Soft Moon (330 mm dia.)
  • Soft Mars (711 mm dia.)
  • Syringes (2.6 ml each)
  • Exercise tubing (3 tubes, 20 feet long each)
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