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Zero Gravity Flight 2019

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Steve Boxall for Space Exploration Initiative

Steve Boxall 

In 2017, the MIT Media Lab set its sights on space. Just over two years later, the Space Exploration Initiative has grown to 50+ graduate students, staff, and faculty and now charters an annual ZERO-G parabolic flight  for 14–15 projects and 25 researchers! These projects, shown below, were tested over many microgravity parabolas (including two lunar and one martian parabola), on August 15, 2019. This mission  included participation from several departments at MIT and outside collaborators from across the globe in our mission to democratize access to space; this mission is a core milestone in the schedule of iterative microgravity testing (parabolic flights, suborbital launches, ISS launches) that the Space Exploration Initiative undertakes throughout the year. 

The Initiative unites engineers, scientists, artists, and designers to prototype our space future. We hope you explore and enjoy the rich diversity of research perspectives in the projects shown below. Stay tuned for flight results and our research publications!

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Research Profiles

See all research project pages (experiment details, hypotheses, prototyping, etc) below and stay tuned for our publications with flight results!

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