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Click here for Project SPARC Link >>   INTRODUCTION TO PROJECT SPARC: Northeast High gained some notoriety with their SPARC program originated in 1962 by Mr. Robert A. G. Montgomery, Jr. Originally called the Project SPAce Research Capsule, SPARC was recognized by the Government as the first program of its kind ever attempted. Northeast High students united designed and built a three-man space capsule mock-up to test the student “astronauts ability to handle the space environment. Interest in Project SPARC was stimulated in industry and the School District Administration. With the help of a grant from the Southeastern Pennsylvania Heart Association, the program purchased electronic equipment and began to study in flight control instrumentation. Project SPARC was so highly recognized for its work that, during the summer of 1963, the National Aeronautics and … Read entire article »

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