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Hey kids – fancy chucking paper planes at the supply teacher while your real one hops on a micro-gravity aircraft? You'll need to think about something interesting to bring aboard Zero-G's ageing Boeing 727 to get your mentor airborne and, briefly, floating.
The company has launched a competition, Mission: Microgravity, aimed at showcasing a handheld, creative and "thought-provoking" experiment over the course of 15 parabolas.
Experience - Flight - Aircraft - Face - Sick-bag
Based on my own experience of a flight in the aircraft, drawing a smiley face on a sick-bag would result in something both handheld and creative. Pondering the contents of one's stomach would also, we suppose, count as thought-provoking.
It's only open to participants in the US, where one lucky teacher of grades 8 to 12 (secondary school, in UK terms) will climb the stairs into the padded, wipe-clean interior of the elderly Boeing 727 on a free jaunt to try out whatever experiment the little darlings have come up with.
Entrants - Video - Media - Students - Plans
Entrants must post a video to social media explaining their students' plans between 1 May and 7 May 2019. Content must be a little more detailed than "I want to see what happens if Miss Smith drinks 12 sodas and then does 15 parabolas".
Although the propulsive properties of the subsequent violent expulsions would certainly merit some investigation.
Correspondent - Flight - Zero-G
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