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Reduced Gravity Education Flight Program

Teaching From Space MicroGravity eXperience
  • Microgravity eXperience students on plane

    Microgravity eXperience (μGX)

  • Microgravity eXperience students

    Microgravity eXperience (μGX)

  • Microgravity eXperience students on plane

    Microgravity eXperience (μGX)

  • Microgravity eXperience students on plane

    Microgravity eXperience (μGX)

  • Microgravity eXperience students

    Microgravity eXperience (μGX)

  • Microgravity eXperience students

    Microgravity eXperience (μGX)

  • Microgravity eXperience students

    Microgravity eXperience (μGX)

Announcements

Microgravity Experience deadlines
Announcement Open to Educators Nov 28, 2012
Applications Due Jan 9, 2013
Selected Teams Announced Jan 30, 2013
Online Course Opens Feb 11, 2013
Test Equipment Data Package Due May 15, 2013
Flight Week at JSC July 12-20, 2013

> Find out more about this flight week.

Overview

NASA's Teaching from Space Office in partnership with the Reduced Gravity Education Flight Program at Johnson Space Center announces the Microgravity eXperience (μGX) for the K-12 education community. The μGX begins with students and educators developing and proposing a reduced gravity experiment. Selected teams of educators will then be engaged in a suite of activities that include online professional development on classroom resources for microgravity, collaboration with a NASA mentor, and a reduced gravity flight. With combined input from their students and mentor, educator teams will design and fabricate their experiments to be tested and evaluated aboard an aircraft that flies approximately 30 roller-coaster-like climbs and dips to produce periods of micro and hyper gravity, ranging from 0 g's to 2 g's.

Eligibility

  • U.S. Citizen
  • All FLYERS MUST be 18 PRIOR to arrival in Houston
  • All applicants must currently be classroom teachers (K-12)

Current Participants

Teaching From Space Microgravity Experience Projects
Institution 2013 Project Title
Team Kennedy, Hillsboro, MO Absorbency of Liquids in Space
Prior Lake-Savage Middle Schools, Prior Lake, MN Behavior of Acoustic Energy in MicroGravity
St. Joan of Arc School, Lisle, IL Gravity's Affect on Magnets
Evansville Day School, Evansville, IN Tornado Fluid Flow in Microgravity
Poinciana Elementary and Atlantic High School, Boynton Beach, FL How Does Gravity Affect Convection?
Einstein Fellows, Arlington, VA Gravity's Impact on Coacervate Formation
Riversink Elementary School, Crawfordville, FL Wakulla Waters: A Liquid Investigation