NASA's reduced-gravity airplane to take teachers for a ride

A group of teachers in Indiana is one of seven teams nationwide chosen to conduct experiments on a reduced-gravity training airplane, known as the Vomit Comet, through NASA's Teaching From Space program. The program allows students to develop experiments to be tested in the reduced-gravity environment and then has teachers perform the experiments on the plane. One group of students, who already tested their experiment in a normal gravity environment, will see the effects of weightlessness on a tornado vortex formation they created in school.

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