A team of engineering students from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln have been selected to participate in a NASA research program.
The university says the students will conduct experiments for NASA on reduced gravity missions. The flights will fly April 20-27 from the Johnson Space Center in Houston. The special aircraft will travel to 35,000 feet above the Earth.
UNL team co-leader Matthew Manske says 20 students submitted
proposals for NASA projects for the 2012 Microgravity University.
The team was selected to work with Jet Propulsion Laboratory and
its partner, Cbana Labs, to develop environmental monitoring
sensors for the International Space Station.