4:06 p.m. — April 25, 2012
UPDATE: The flights are over! It was an incredible experience for Carthage’s six flyers, and the research went well. Check back for photos and student reflections this evening and Thursday.
11:30 a.m. — April 25, 2012
UPDATE: The first flight is over and the three Carthage flyers are back on the ground! The second group of flyers receives their medications at 12:15 — with takeoff around 1:30. More updates this evening.
10 a.m. — April 25, 2012
Three members of the Carthage Microgravity Team took off from Ellington Field on Wednesday morning and are currently in the air conducting research for NASA. The students are riding in G-Force One, aka the “Weightless Wonder.” They will be testing their zero-gravity fuel gauge as the plane flies in a series of parabolas over the Gulf of Mexico.
Morning flyers are: Steven Mathe ’13, Amber Bakkum ’12, and KelliAnn Anderson ’14.
This afternoon’s flyers are: John Robinson ’13, Danielle Weiland ’14, and advisor Kevin Crosby.