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Photos: Zero-Gravity Science at NASA's Microgravity University

NASA Microgravity University: Briefing Room

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The mission briefing room at NASA's Reduced Gravity Education Flight Program at Ellington Field, Houston, is decorated with paintings of aircraft used in the weightless flights and the emblems of past missions. Image taken on July 17, 2013. [Read the Full Story]

Fuel Droplet Burns in One-G

Sam Avery

A fuel droplet burns in one-G (Earth gravity), in the University of California, San Diego lab where undergaduate Sam Avery and his team are studying microgravity's effects on fire. [Read the Full Story]

UCSD Microgravity Team: Control Box

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University of California, San Diego, aerospace engineering student Sam Avery demonstrates the control box for his team's zero-gravity flame experiment to ride on a weightless flight during NASA's Microgravity University Program at Ellington Field, Houston. Image taken July 17, 2013. [Read the Full Story]

NASA Microgravity University: Mission Room

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The mission briefing room at NASA's Reduced Gravity Education Flight Program at Ellington Field, Houston, awaits crews for the agency's Microgravity University flights in July 2013. Image taken on July 17, 2013. [Read the Full Story]

UCSD Microgravity Fire Experiment

Sam Avery

A computer rendering of the UCSD microgravity fire experiment, after deposition of the fuel droplet. [Read the Full Story]

UCSD Microgravity Fire Experiment Team

Sam Avery

The UCSD microgravity fire experiment team, from left: Henry Lu, Sam Avery, Josh Sui, Seeman Farah. [Read the Full Story]

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