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# Zero-G: a ride aboard the Vomit Comet!

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This presentation was created by Keihen Kitchen, a former student of mine who had the honor of taking the Zero-G Ride! (published here by permission)

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### Zero-G: a ride aboard the Vomit Comet!

1. 1. Nick DiGiorgio Jeff McClellan Nathan Smith Keihen Kitchen David Dudra Chanita Greene Robert Nicholson
2. 2. September 15, 2009 Announcement is made about Zero G Essay Contest STUDENT APPLICATION: In about 300 words, describe why you want to participate in this experience, what you think you could learn from this experience, and how you think you could share your experience with others.
3. 3. September 18, 2009 Four students were chosen.
4. 4. September 26, 2009 The day of flight 1. Registration 2. Training Video 3. Transportation to Airport 4. Security Check 5. Lift off….
5. 5. ATTEMPT FAILED
6. 6. September 27, 2009 The second day of flight
7. 7. Floating Regular Gravity - 9.81 meters per second squared Martian Gravity - 3.27 meters per second squared Lunar Gravity - 1.635 meters per second squared Zero Gravity – ummm... zero g :-)
8. 8. Acceleration What is the change in velocity of our plane from the halfway point to the end point? About 147 m/s ______________________________________________ How much time did it take to make that change in velocity? 15 seconds ______________________________________________ What is the acceleration of the airplane? About 9.8 m/s^2 ______________________________________________
9. 9. You start off laying on the ground...
10. 10. Martian and Lunar gravity...
11. 11. WEIGHTLESS!
12. 12. Kundt’s Tube
13. 13. The Experiment
14. 14. Data