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2023 NASA Drop Tower Challenges

by , posted on 11:10 AM, August 2, 2022
Teams of grade 8-12 students are challenged to design and build simple devices which, in normal gravity will float in water, but which will submerge as far as possible because of wetting characteristics when they experience apparent weightlessness.
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NASA and the American Society for Gravitational and Space Research (ASGSR) are challenging teams of students in grades 8-12 to design and build simple devices that will float in water in normal gravity but will submerge in water as far as possible when exposed to microgravity.
 
After students' proposals for Diving into Experimental Research (DIVER) are evaluated, objects from selected teams will be tested in the 2.2 Second Drop Tower at NASA’s Glenn Research Center in Ohio. The winning DIVER teams will have the opportunity to present their results in a student poster session at ASGSR’s 2023 conference.