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NASA Explorer Schools: Reduced Gravity Flight Opportunity

About the Opportunity

The NASA Explorer Schools Reduced Gravity Flight Opportunity provides a unique academic experience for NES teachers and students to successfully propose, design, fabricate, fly and evaluate a reduced gravity investigation of their choice.

The NES RGO has been extended to the NASA Science, Engineering, Mathematics and Aerospace Academy (SEMAA).  SEMAA sites are encouraged to submit proposals according to the guidelines and timeline.  Two teams of four educators and an alternate will be competitively selected to travel to Johnson Space Center to fly it on NASA's Reduced Gravity aircraft.

Who to Contact List | Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) | Opportunity Timeline

Background Information for Creating an Application

Generating an idea for a microgravity investigation is the first stage in competing for an opportunity “slot.” The idea for a reduced gravity investigation is developed by a team of NES teachers and students as part of a class project.

Application Advice | Application Evaluation Process | Flight Team Composition | Team Roles
Reasons for Disqualification | Opportunity "At-a-Glance" Checklist | Application Form

Prior Campaigns

View past NES Flight Opportunities and media coverage.


Tentatively Selected Teams for the 2010 Flight Season:

NASA Explorer Schools:

Bear Creek Middle School - Fairburn, GA

Broadmoor Middle Laboratory School - Shreveport, LA

Conyers Middle School – Conyers, GA

Dr. Albert Einstein Academy – Elizabeth, NJ

Ellen Ochoa Learning Center and Charles T. Kranz Intermediate School – Cudahy and El Monte, CA

Fox Meadow Middle School - Colorado Springs, CO

Indian River School and Mascoma High School – Canaan, NH

Lake View Elementary and North Ridge Elementary - Huntington Beach and Moreno Valley, CA

Robert L. Ford Elementary – Lynn, MA

San Cayetano Elementary – Fillmore, CA

Sequoia Middle School - Porterville, CA

NASA Science, Engineering, Mathematics and Aerospace Academy (SEMAA):

Fernbank Science Center – Atlanta, GA

Application deadline is October 7 , 2009.

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