Project

Microgravity Research Flights with the Space Exploration Intiative

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Steve Boxall

Steve Boxall

The Space Exploration Initiative charters an annual ZERO-G parabolic flight for 14-15 projects and 25 researchers across MIT Media Lab, several departments at MIT (including AeroAstro, EAPS, and others), as well as outside collaborators. To help support this flight opportunity, SEI teaches a course each Fall term on project development, prototyping, and deployment readiness for parabolic flights. Much more information about the course (including current projects, recordings and other lecture material, and data from previous flights) is located on the official course website.

SEI has flown two flights so far (in Nov 2017 and Aug 2019), with an additional two planned: the flight originally scheduled for Spring 2020 (postponed due to Covid), and a nominal 2021 flight for members of the fall 2020 course. Both of the planned flights are scheduled for May 2021.

Explore the modules below to learn more about the 2017 and 2019 flights!

The Space Exploration Initiative charters an annual ZERO-G parabolic flight for 14-15 projects and 25 researchers across MIT Media Lab, several departments at MIT (including AeroAstro, EAPS, and others), as well as outside collaborators. To help support this flight opportunity, SEI teaches a course each Fall term on project development, prototyping, and deployment readiness for parabolic flights. Much more information about the course (including current projects, recordings and other lecture material, and data from previous flights) is located on the official course website.

SEI has flown two flights so far (in Nov 2017 and Aug 2019), with an additional two planned: the flight originally scheduled for Spring 2020 (postponed due to Covid), and a nominal 2021 flight for members of the fall 2020 course. Both of the planned flights are scheduled for May 2021.

Explore the modules below to learn more about the 2017 and 2019 flights!

Research Topics
#space #zero gravity