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NASA Seeks Undergraduates To Defy Gravity For Science, Engineering

Undergraduate students interested in testing an experiment aboard NASA’s reduced gravity aircraft, the “Weightless Wonder,” need to submit their proposals by Oct. 31.

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:
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