Add the Micro to Gravity!
Launch Date: January 16, 2004
Take the PSA Microgravity Challenge! NASA challenges you to simulate
microgravity on Earth.
Personal Satellite Assistant Earth to Orbit Engineering
Students take on a challenge similar to the one NASA engineers had to solve:
they will use the forces produced by small fans to control the rotation of a
horizontal, near frictionless wheel. The response of the wheel to these tiny
forces is similar to objects in the microgravity environment of space. Students
are given a set of pre-determined missions to accomplish with the wheel.
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Robot Helper Design Challenge
Launch Date: March 1, 2003
Would you like to have your very own robot
buddy that floats around and helps you out? Talks to you? Understands
what you say? Finds
the homework you lost? Scientists and Engineers at NASA are designing
a robot to assist astronauts...