Miners in Space

 

Advisor: Dr. Pernicka

Website: http://www.mst.edu/~rgsfop

Summary:

The Miners in Space team is a student organization dedicated to conducting research in microgravity through the NASA Reduced Gravity Student Flight Opportunities Program (RGSFOP). Our team has performed experiments aboard NASA's Weightless Wonder research aircraft in 2003, 2005, and 2007, and have additional experiments planned for the future.

The 2008 flight selections have been announced, and both the weld and thrusters teams will participate in research aboard NASA's reduced gravity aircraft. The Miners in Space teams are among forty groups selected this year as part of the prestigious program. Both teams will spend the coming months constructing and refining their welding and cold-gas experiments in preparation for microgravity testing at NASA's Ellington Field in June 2008.