Sunday, May 30, 2010

T-4 Months and Counting

It's been a long time since I've had anything to report on the blog, but the wait is over.

As readers will know, I have a standby ticket-to-ride on G-Force One. Well, I got a email from ZeroG the other day offering me a slot on one of their upcoming Research flights. These are special flights with fewer people on board, and the ability to deploy significant experimental apparatus. They also do more parabolas than a standard flight (25 vs. 15).

This means I'm going to be able to do more interesting stuff than on a regular flight. The hard part is going to be figuring out how best to use the time.

Which is where you come in.

I talked to the ZeroG folks and they have agreed that I can invite people to build experiments, and if they pass muster with ZeroG, I will fly them for you and film the results. I am particularly looking for projects that involve science outreach to young folks, so this would be perfect for an engineering summer camp project.

If you are interested, please email me ( -- and pass this on to anyone you think might be interested.