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2012-07-09 08:44:01

All chefs know that preparing the perfect chocolate mousse is one part science and one part art. ESA´s microgravity research is helping the food industry understand the science behind the foams found in many types of food and drink such as meringues and coffee. Not all foams are created equal. Consumers expect a chocolate mousse to keep its structure and taste on the journey from the supermarket to their fridge. But the froth on some drinks would seem strange if it did not disappear...

2012-03-23 03:45:43

NASA's Flight Opportunities Program has selected 24 cutting-edge space technology payloads for flights on commercial reusable launch vehicles, balloons and a commercial parabolic aircraft. Sixteen of the payloads will ride on parabolic aircraft flights, which provide brief periods of weightlessness. Five will fly on suborbital reusable launch vehicle test flights. Two will ride on high-altitude balloons that fly above 65,000 feet. One payload will fly on the suborbital launch vehicle and...

Louisiana Tech, NASA Partner On Zero-gravity Experiments
2011-09-04 05:33:38

  Researchers from Louisiana Tech University will be floating high above the Gulf of Mexico this month to conduct zero-gravity testing of an experimental DNA analysis instrument developed at Tech that could benefit future NASA astronauts. Dr. Niel Crews, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, and Collin Tranter, a graduate student with the Institute for Micromanufacturing (IfM) say the instrument could be used to monitor the health of astronauts exposed to cosmic radiation...

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2011-01-14 08:06:10

A team of Dartmouth engineering students was recently selected to participate in NASA's 2011 Microgravity University which offers a Reduced Gravity Student Flight Opportunities Program. This NASA program enables undergraduate students to "propose, design, fabricate, fly and evaluate a reduced gravity experiment of their choice." The experience includes "scientific research, hands-on experimental design, test operations and educational/public outreach activities." The selected team of four...

2010-06-23 16:11:00

WASHINGTON, June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- On July 4, Zero Gravity Corporation's (ZERO-G) G-FORCE ONE will take off from Dulles International Airport offering flyers a chance to experience independence from the law of gravity. Flyers will have the unique opportunity to float freely in complete weightlessness and celebrate the nation's birthday onboard ZERO-G's weightless flight. ZERO-G is the first and only FAA-approved provider of commercial weightless flights. (Photo:...

2010-05-19 12:19:00

LAS VEGAS, May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- On May 29, Zero Gravity Corporation's (ZERO-G), G-FORCE ONE will take off from LAS airport offering flyers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to defy the laws of gravity. Guests will have the unique opportunity to float freely in complete weightlessness during ZERO-G's weightless flight. ZERO-G is the first and only FAA-approved provider of commercial weightless flights. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100519/NE07654 ) Flying ZERO-G is a...

2010-05-18 13:16:09

NASA selected 17 technology demonstration projects for reduced-gravity aircraft flights to demonstrate whether emerging technologies can perform as expected in the reduced-gravity environment of the moon and Mars, or the zero-gravity environment of Earth orbit. NASA selected the projects through its Facilitated Access to the Space Environment for Technology program, or FAST. The selected projects are from U.S. companies, universities and NASA laboratories from 10 different states. NASA will...

2010-04-12 09:42:00

TITUSVILLE, Fla., April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- On April 17 and again on the 24th, Zero Gravity Corporation's (ZERO-G), G-FORCE ONE will take off from the Space Coast Regional Airport offering fliers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to defy the laws of gravity. Guests will have the unique opportunity to float freely in complete weightlessness. ZERO-G is the first and only FAA-approved provider of commercial weightless flights. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100412/NE84639 )...

2010-03-12 09:39:00

WASHINGTON, March 12 /PRNewswire/ -- On April 3, Zero Gravity Corporation's (ZERO-G), G-FORCE ONE will take off from IAD Airport offering fliers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to defy the laws of gravity. Guests will have the unique opportunity to float freely in complete weightlessness during ZERO-G's weightless flight. ZERO-G is the first and only FAA-approved provider of commercial weightless flights. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100312/NE69656 ) Flying ZERO-G is...

2010-02-05 10:39:00

LAS VEGAS, Feb. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- On February 27, Zero Gravity Corporation's (ZERO-G), G-FORCE ONE will take off from LAS Airport offering fliers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to defy the laws of gravity. Guests will have the unique opportunity to float freely in complete weightlessness during ZERO-G's weightless flight. ZERO-G is the first and only FAA-approved provider of commercial weightless flights. Flying ZERO-G is a rare opportunity that only a select few have experienced...


Word of the Day
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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