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Students: Want to Experience Weightlessness?

By Phil Plait

Are you, or do you know someone who is:

  • Between 18 and 24 years old (on or before June 10, 2016)?
  • In good physical health?
  • A legal resident within the 50 United States?
  • Enrolled at a learning institution?

And most importantly, loves space exploration and wants a chance for a free ride on a Zero-G airplane?

Then my pal Emily Calandrelli has a deal for you. She’s the host of “Xploration Outer Space,” and they’re partnering with Zero Gravity Corp. to hold the Student Astronaut 2016 contest.

They’re looking for students to create a three-minute (or shorter) video about space exploration and microgravity, and the winner will get to ride on a plane that simulates microgravity! Here’s Emily to explain:

There are rules and restrictions, so make sure you check them out. The contest closes on May 15 so get cracking. This will change your “What I Did on Summer Vacation” essay experience forever.

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