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Bonk
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2007 1:39 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

For those of you who haven't heard, I have been accepted into a program for math and science teachers to experience a zero gravity flight. When I first applied I thought I wouldn't get accepted so I why not apply. Now that I have been accepted I am wondering what I was thinking when I applied. I am terrified yet very excited. I just filled out my 7 pages of liability wavers and I am going to my day of training tomorrow. I found out that the cost of this program is $3500 per person..which Northrop Grumman is paying. Smile

But the important question is what to do when I'm up there. Some ideas I have had were popping a water balloon, opening a bag of M&M's and then trying to eat them, or walking on the ceiling. They will let me do a variety of things as long as it is safe. So now I am looking for other cool ideas.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2007 2:08 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

very, very, very awsome Smile

How much zero grav time will you have at a stretch? Just a few seconds or closer to a minute?
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2007 2:13 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

yeah anything I would suggest is indecent and incredibly gross and probably would not be allowed
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2007 2:56 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Awesome. I found some suggestions here. Drinking water or eating sounds cool and trying to write or use other tools could be interesting. You need to take pictures or video if your allowed because that would be sweet.
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Bonk
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2007 3:03 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Each session of reduced/zero gravity lasts about 30 seconds and there are 15 sessions.

The program has a photographer and videographer on each flight so I will be getting pics and a DVD to take home.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2007 3:26 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Try to bring a yo-yo, or slinky, or one of those magnetic yo-yo toys and see if you can get it to work. Or one of those twirly helicopter spinners. Or a remote control helicopter Wink

Bring an ant farm!

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2007 3:41 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Bring a bag of chips, break it open and see how many you can eat without using your hands.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2007 3:43 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

BrianW wrote:
Bring an ant farm!


Don't forget a bag of potato chips!

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2007 4:53 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

shake up a soda and open it!!!!!! Twisted Evil chaos!!!!!!

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2007 8:57 am Reply with quoteBack to top

For either I'd need a partner - sex or a crouching tiger, hidden dragon style fight. Since neither suggestion is plausable, I'll go with spraying silly string.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2007 9:15 am Reply with quoteBack to top

I think she was hoping for USEFUL ideas, guys.

Can you throw a bouncy ball? I think that'd be wicked cool - even when the gravity was coming back!

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2007 9:22 am Reply with quoteBack to top

chaos!!!!!!!!! Twisted Evil

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2007 10:29 am Reply with quoteBack to top

I would try spinning. then you can stick out your arms/legs to slow down and bring them back in to speed up. I think i would also try to arrange things in the air in such a way as to maintain their relative positions. maybe make a cube or something.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2007 12:06 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

maslow wrote:
I think she was hoping for USEFUL ideas, guys.

Can you throw a bouncy ball?


I fell out of my chair laughing.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2007 2:02 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Uty wrote:
maslow wrote:
I think she was hoping for USEFUL ideas, guys.

Can you throw a bouncy ball?


I fell out of my chair laughing.


Oh you can try to fall out of your chair in 0g... BUT YOU CAN'T!
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