NCSU's Karen Daniels and undergraduate Tristan Emm on what it’s like to conduct an experiment while floating.

A Zero-Gravity Laboratory

Most researchers do their work with two feet on solid ground — not floating in midair. But in November 2018, that’s where Professor Karen Daniels and her team of four physics and engineering undergraduates found themselves as they conducted an experiment aboard a unique research flight that simulated gravitational conditions in outer space.

Here’s what it’s like to escape the boundaries of gravity, in the words of Daniels and her team.

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Originally published Feb. 2019.


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