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Ann Marie Trotta
Headquarters, Washington
Ciandra Jackson                                        
Johnson Space Center, Houston
Nov. 30, 2012
RELEASE : 12-412
NASA Accepting Proposals for Reduced Gravity Education Flights
WASHINGTON -- NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston is accepting applications from teams of kindergarten, elementary and secondary school teachers to conduct scientific experiments aboard the agency's reduced gravity aircraft next year.

The MicroGravity eXperience (Micro GX) flight program will take place July 12-20, 2013, at Johnson. Educators selected to fly also will participate in an online professional development course centered on microgravity science in the months before and after their flights.

Seven teams, each composed of four to five educators from a single school or school district, will be selected to participate in Micro GX. The unique academic experience includes scientific and inquiry-based research, experiential learning during the reduced gravity flight, and education/public outreach activities. Interested educators are encouraged to apply at:

The deadline for proposals is Jan. 9. Selections will be announced Feb. 6.

For more information on NASA's education programs, visit:


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