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What is microgravity?

Microgravity is the condition of near weightlessness that results when an object undergoes free fall, or is placed at a very great distance from massive objects like the Earth. Scientists are interested in microgravity because many physical and biological processes work differently in a low gravity environment. The space shuttle provides a good laboratory for microgravity research and the SEM Program offers students of all ages an opportunity to conduct experiments in microgravity just like the scientists.

Microgravity Links

Life and Microgravity
The Office of Life and Microgravity Sciences and Applications (OLMSA)

Microgravity News and Research
NASA Marshall Space Science Lab

Microgravity News
Published quarterly by NASA Marshall Space Flight Center in conjunction with Hamton University

Shuttle/Mir Online Reaseach Experience

NASA Research
NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Research Program Office

NASA Space Team Online
A teacher´s guide with activities in Science, Mathematics, and Technology

NASA Microgravity Science Division
Glen Reseach Center Education/Outreach

Microgravity Teacher´s Guide
From NASA Spacelink

Understanding Microgravity

Microgravity Man Comic Book

NASA Spacelink
An Aeronautics and Space Resource for Educators Since 1988

Ask the Space Scientist

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