NASA aerospace engineer “Tyler R. Hatch” flew directly to Thailand to join the mission to set up a test system to send equipment to the International Space Station.

Aerospace engineer “Tyler R. Hatch” from NASA flew directly to Thailand. Join the mission to set up a test system. Sending equipment to the International Space Station with Kasetsart University between 18-23 September

19 September 65 at Kasetsart University, Mr. Tyler Hatch, Aerospace Engineer or Research Aerospace Engineer under Fluids and Combustion Division, NASA Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, Ohio, USA met Dr. Chongrak Watcharinrat. Rector of Kasetsart University On the occasion of traveling to Thailand on a mission to establish payload systems for liquid crystal experiments in space under a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Kasetsart University and the National Ministry of Aeronautics and Space. United States (NASA) in the study of liquid crystals or Liquid Crystal in space with Assoc. Kasetsart University and Assistant Professor Dr. Nattaporn Chattham, Principal Investigator in a Space Research Collaborative Project,

Assistant Professor Dr. Nattaporn Chattham said that Dr. John B Mcquillen, Director of Fluids and Combustion Division, NASA Glenn Research Center, assigned the aerospace engineer Mr. Tyler Hatch to come to Thailand. To implement a payload generation system for liquid crystal experiments in space, NASA Headquarters in Washington, DC designed and approved an integration to connect this payload to the company’s KERMIT microscope. Leidos, now on the ISS, Mr Tyler Hatch will coordinate with engineers from Leidos to set up a payload connection system led by a team of researchers from Kasetsart University led by Assistant Professor Dr Nattaporn Chattham and Assistant Professor Dr. Apichart Pattanapokaratana from the Department of Physics Faculty of Science Kasetsart University and engineers from GISTDA, led by Dr. Nattawat Hongkanchanakul and Dr. Sittiporn Channamsin, designs and builds in accordance with a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed by NASA and Kasetsart University. And there was a press conference on the Liquid Crystal Research Collaboration Project or the study of liquid crystals in space. To celebrate the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Kasetsart-NASA Memorandum of Understanding Celebration Ceremony at Kasetsart University on February 18, 2022

Assistant Professor Dr Nattaporn Chattham added that The design now details the payload of the electronics and associated hardware to be tested in NASA’s first standard of sending the device aboard the International Space Station, known as SRR, or Science Requirement Review. Then enter the Preliminary Design Review or PDR, which is the next standard. Of the five standards that NASA has set to allow equipment to be docked on the International Space Station.

In addition to integrated payload planning, Mr. Tyler Hatch also gave a special lecture on the topic “Liquid Crystal Research through NASA Projects and Space Biology Research Discussion” on Tuesday September 20, 2022 11:00 – 12. : 00 am in the Room Sumin Samutkup Conference, 3rd Floor, Building 45 Years of Physical Sciences, Faculty of Science Kasetsart University Interested people can register to listen at https://bit.ly/3eUNd2b He was also invited to speak to 200 high school students in the “Inspiration Talk” program called “The Way to Become a NASA Engineer” at the Inspirium Space Museum at the GISTDA Space Innovation Park, Sriracha on Thursday, September 22, 2022. Time 13 :00

For a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Kasetsart University and the Ministry of National Aeronautics and Space. The United States (NASA) to study liquid crystals or Liquid Crystal in space is the first Memorandum of Understanding that NASA has signed with countries in Southeast Asia. Thailand is acting as the builder and tester of a set of experimental instruments that will be sent aboard the International Space Station. (International Space Station, ISS) and NASA are responsible for transporting this set of equipment to the ISS so that NASA astronauts can carry out experiments under the control of a team of researchers from Thailand with Assistant Professor Dr. Nattaporn Chattham from the Department of Physics Faculty of Science Kasetsart University to be the team leader The research participants in the team will include Professor Dr. Apichart Pattanapokaratana from Kasetsart University and Dr. NASA to supervise together with the Thai engineering team to create all the equipment This experiment will be the first time Thailand has built large equipment for astronauts to test and experiment in space. The construction of such equipment must comply with the safety criteria of manned experiments in space. And this experiment will be the basis for the Thai aerospace team to be able to build their own rockets into space in the near future.

In the Liquid Crystal Experiment on the International Space Station Thai researchers will study Liquid Crystals, which are complex liquids, to understand their thermal properties in detail under zero gravity. Interest in study It involves creating thin films of liquid crystals to study the defects or defects in the liquid crystal structure caused by the effects of instantaneous thermal changes. The defects studied are always present in LCD screens. Understanding the defects that are the main problem of LCDs is of concern to scientists around the world. The opportunity for a team of Thai researchers to study these defects in non-gravity conditions will allow them to eliminate the gravitational effect, one of the forces involved in creating this defect. and will allow us to better understand the nature of these defects. This will enable these defects to be removed from the LCD technology used in everyday life. This will enable the development of LCD technology to go even further. This will build on the technology of the LCD screen industry, which is more valuable. 300,000,000,000 US Dollars per year can be developed to be even more powerful than the daily use of all of us.

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