Fri, Nov 02, 2007
Opens Research Opportunities For Teachers, Students
and students will have access to weightless and variable-gravity
conditions under a new agreement between Embry-Riddle Aeronautical
University and Zero Gravity (Zero-G) Corp.
Embry-Riddle and Zero-G will work together to integrate
weightless flights and space science workshops for K-12 teachers,
develop experiment programs for high school and college students,
and expand microgravity, lunar gravity, and Mars gravity research
opportunities aboard Zero-G's G-Force One aircraft.
The collaboration will include Embry-Riddle's support for
development of the Stephen Hawking Microgravity Education and
Research Center. The Hawking Center is an initiative of Space
Florida, Florida's aerospace development agency, conceived after
the renowned astrophysicist flew aboard G-Force One earlier this
Embry-Riddle's student researchers are frequent flyers on NASA's
microgravity educational flights, making the university well
qualified to work with Zero-G and Space Florida to develop Hawking
Center research projects.
"Zero-G has already
demonstrated an outstanding commitment to providing professional
development for science and mathematics teachers, and has a unique
platform for supporting innovative R&D," said Michael Hickey,
director of Embry-Riddle's TeachSpace educational program. "We look
forward to leveraging Zero-G's capabilities to pursue our common
interests in space education, research, and training, especially as
NASA moves to privatize its own microgravity aircraft program."
Zero-G has commercialized weightless flights, which once were
provided solely by NASA for research and astronaut training.
G-Force One, the company's specially modified Boeing 727 aircraft,
offers the world's only FAA-approved weightless flight experience
for the general public.
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