|Student teams selected for ‘Fly Your Thesis!’ 2012|
|OTHER / ACADEMIA / Tuesday, 29 March 2011 15:28|
Student teams selected for ‘Fly Your Thesis!’ 201229 March 2011
Four teams of university students have been selected to conduct their experiments in a series of parabolic microgravity flights on the Airbus A300 Zero-G aircraft. The research ranges from helping restore balance in humans to understanding how planets form.
The students were chosen from 13 teams whose proposals were short-listed in September 2010.
During the final selection phase, the teams had to write detailed scientific and technical proposals and present them during a workshop at the European Space Research and Technology Centre in Noordwijk, the Netherlands, in early February.
Experts from ESA’s Education Office, ESA’s Directorate of Human Spaceflight and the European Low Gravity Research Association (ELGRA) then selected the four teams to be offered flight opportunities.
The selected teams are:
The four experiments for this year’s flights will soon be shipped to Bordeaux, France for ESA’s 54th Parabolic Flight Campaign, which will take place 16–27 May.
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