Reduced Gravity

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden recently announced that NASA is seeking undergraduate teams to participate in the 2011 NASA Reduced Gravity Student Flight Opportunity program.  This initiative allows undergraduate students to fly aboard an airplane which achieves zero gravity.  This 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 register at NASAMICIconference.com to learn details.  By registering at this website, you will gain access to program information AND  free webinars on:
12/14/10 at 3pm eastern and 1/12/11 at 3pm eastern.

Content can be accessed by taking the following steps:

1. VISIT http://NASAMICICONFERENCE.COM and select your user type

2.  CLICK THE REGISTER BUTTON AND ENTER YOUR REGISTRATION DATA


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3.  TEST YOUR COMPUTER and then START VIEWING CONTENT
A video about the Reduced Gravity Student Flight Opportunity can be located at the top of the “Presentations Page”.  Live presentations will follow on 12/14/10 and 1/12/11.

4. ALSO, VISIT THE EXPO HALL TO GET MORE CONTENT
Click on the “EXPO HALL” link at the top of the page.  Then, scroll to the right until you reach the Reduced Gravity booth OR simply select the booth from the pull down menu and select “GO”

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5.  ENTER THE REDUCED GRAVITY BOOTH to view videos, download program documents, and get NASA contact info.


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