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2014 NASA's Reduced Gravity Education Flight Program

Status Report From: NASA Education Office
Posted: Wednesday, October 30, 2013

NASA is offering undergraduate students an opportunity to test experiments in microgravity aboard NASA's reduced gravity aircraft.

The opportunity is part of NASA's Reduced Gravity Education Flight Program, which gives aspiring explorers a chance to propose, design, fabricate and fly a reduced-gravity experiment. Selected teams will test and evaluate their experiments aboard NASA's reduced-gravity airplane. The aircraft flies about 30 roller-coaster-like climbs and dips during experiment flights to produce periods of weightlessness and hypergravity ranging from 0 g to 2 g.

Proposals are due Nov. 6, 2013.

NASA will announce selected teams on Dec. 18, 2013. The teams will fly in the spring/summer of 2014. Once selected, teams may also invite a full-time, accredited journalist to document the team's experiment and experiences. Journalists working with a team may request to be evaluated for a potential flight spot with the team. All applicants must be full-time undergraduate students, U.S. citizens and at least 18 years old.

For more information about the opportunity and instructions for submitting a proposal, visit http://microgravityuniversity.jsc.nasa.gov

Please email any questions about this opportunity to jsc-reducedgravity@nasa.gov.

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