Sunday, December 5, 2010
NASA Administrator Charles Bolden has announced the NASA Reduced Gravity Student Flight Opportunity program which allows undergraduate students to fly aboard an airplane which achieves zero gravity.  The program provides a unique academic experience for undergrads to successfully propose, design, fabricate, fly and evaluate a reduced gravity experiment. The overall experience includes scientific research, hands-on experimental design, test operations and educational/public outreach activities. The reduced gravity aircraft generally flies 30 parabolic maneuvers over the Gulf of Mexico, allowing participants and their experiments to experience about 25 seconds of microgravity (0G) during each maneuver.

Administrator Bolden and NASA are seeking to increase the participation of Minority Serving Institutions and Community Colleges within this program.  If you are a student or faculty who is interested in learning more please go to or register at to learn details.

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