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|NASA INVITES STUDENTS TO CONDUCT REAL-WORLD SCIENCE|
|NASA scientists are working to inspire the next generation of explorers by inviting high school students to participate in the 2005 Hyper-G Competition, a nationwide science contest beginning Sept. 1, 2005. |
Teams of students will compete for the opportunity to conduct their own research using one of NASA's state-of-the-art, ground-based, hypergravity facilities at NASA Ames Research Center, located in California's Silicon Valley.
"Hypergravity is levels of gravity above one 'G,' or greater than Earth's gravity," said Dr. Jeff Smith, Ames assistant chief of the Gravitational Research Branch. "NASA researchers conduct hypergravity experiments using centrifuges to understand how gravity causes changes in humans and other living organisms," he explained.
Understanding how a particular species changes in hypergravity helps scientists predict and better understand how the species will change in space or on another planet, which is essential for the successful realization of the Vision for Space Exploration...
|AIRPORT EXPERTS GATHER AT NASA AMES TO PLAN FOR THE FUTURE|
|Experts from NASA, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the nation's airports will gather at NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif., for a NASA/Industry Airport Planning Workshop to discuss how to improve future airports. The conference will be held in the Eagle Room, bldg. 943, next to the NASA Exploration Center. News media representatives are invited to attend the workshop. |
During the two-day conference, keynote speakers and expert panelists will discuss how advances in technology, new federal guidelines, and testing and feedback can affect airport planning and expansion. Topics to be addressed during the conference include airport planning challenges and concerns; advances in technology used for airport planning; and improving airport safety...