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Volume 46 | Issue 7 | August 2004



Students Invited to Get a Taste of Real-world Science

NASA scientists continue inspiring the next generation of explorers as they invite high school students to participate in the Hyper-G contest, a new nationwide science competition. Deadline for entries is Oct. 8.

Teams of students will compete for the opportunity to conduct their own research using one of the Agency's state-of-the-art, ground-based hypergravity facilities, the International Space Station test bed centrifuge at Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif. Hypergravity is defined as having levels of gravity above 1g, or greater than Earth's gravity.

The team selected and an adult advisor will visit Ames to conduct their experiment and tour facilities. During the visit, students will experience real-world application of science and engineering. Teachers will guide students through the scientific process while they learn hands-on methods in biology, physics and mathematics.