Understanding the surfaces of asteroids10 May 2013
Understanding the surfaces of asteroids10 May 2013 A Fly Your Thesis! experiment has explained how gravel and rocks behave on the surface of an asteroid. The results will be useful in explaining asteroid geology, interpreting images of asteroid surfaces and designing future asteroid lander missions.
Fly Your Thesis! 2012 finishes successfully30 October 2012
Fly Your Thesis! 2012 finishes successfully30 October 2012 This year’s "Fly Your Thesis!" campaign ended on 25 October. For three days, a specially equipped aircraft flew 31 manoeuvres – or parabolas - that generate microgravity conditions, giving students invaluable experience in how to design, con...
Follow the 'Fly Your Thesis! 2012' campaign diary19 October 2012
Follow the 'Fly Your Thesis! 2012' campaign diary19 October 2012 The 'Fly Your Thesis! 2012' campaign is now under way. From 15 to 26 October, three teams of university students will be conducting their experiments on the Airbus A300 Zero-G aircraft. Follow their campaign image diary to see how the experiments are...
Meet the 'Fly Your Thesis! 2012' teams19 October 2012
Meet the 'Fly Your Thesis! 2012' teams19 October 2012 Find out more about the teams and experiments of this year's Fly Your Thesis campaign!
‘Fly Your Thesis!' culminates this autumn06 July 2012
‘Fly Your Thesis!' culminates this autumn06 July 2012 ESA’s successful ‘Fly Your Thesis! - An Astronaut Experience’ programme comes to an end this October. A final round of highly innovative student projects will be flown during this autumn’s ESA Parabolic Flight Campaign, before this university student...
Fly Your Thesis! 2011 campaign06 June 2011
Fly Your Thesis! 2011 campaign06 June 2011 The second series of flights in ESA's 'Fly Your Thesis!' programme concluded recently. After many months of preparation, the 10-day campaign culminated with four student experiments making three parabolic flights aboard the Airbus A300 Zero-G aircraft.