Monday, April 13, 2009


Here is some video taken by Joe during the zero gravity portion of the flight.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

We Made It!

Second flight group in front of the plane.

Brad, Isa, and Dr. Crosby debark the Weightless Wonder.

The second group just landed after a wonderful flight. Everything ran smoothly. We will know later when we look at the data if we had a successful experiment.

More Pictures!

Here are links to the pictures which Carthage journalist Steve Janiak took:

Flight Update

Houston is currently sitting beneath a large thunderstorm, so we are uncertain if our second group of flyers will have a chance to collect more data today. Look for more information later this evening.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Second Flight Update

Second day flyers board the G-Force One microgravity aircraft.

Today our second group of flyers (Isa, Brad, and Dr. Crosby) took off in G-Force One, but had to return due to turbulence. We hope to fly tomorrow afternoon.

For the second flight, we will be using two new lunar simulants. These dust simulants are more cohesive (stick together more) than the other simulants, so we expect to see very different results... a higher angle of repose.