The opportunity is part of NASA’s Reduced Gravity Student Flight Opportunities Project, which gives aspiring explorers a chance to propose, design and fabricate a reduced-gravity experiment. Selected teams will test and evaluate their experiment aboard the modified McDonnell Douglas DC-9 jet liner.
Interested students should submit a letter of intent by Sept. 19. This step is optional but serves as an introductory notice that a team plans to submit a proposal for the upcoming competition. On Dec. 6, NASA will announce the teams selected to fly in the spring and summer of 2008. All applicants must be full-time students, at least 18 and citizens of the United States.
For more information about the project and how to submit a proposal, visit: http://microgravityuniversity.jsc.nasa.gov