Reduced Gravity Education Flight Opportunity for Students at Minority Serving Institutions

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

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

This opportunity is a partnership between the Minority University Research and Education Program and NASA's Reduced Gravity Education Flight Program, which gives aspiring explorers a chance to propose, design and fabricate 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 gravity, or g, to 2 g.

Proposals are due Nov. 6, 2013.

All applicants must be full-time undergraduate students, U.S. citizens and at least 18 years old.

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Questions about this opportunity should be emailed to


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