SIGNIFICANT EVENTS - EDUCATION and OUTREACH
05/26/00

JPL Fundamental Physics Team Tells Microgravity Research Story at Open House

The largest crowds ever to attend a JPL Open House were presented displays and demonstrations at the booths for Fundamental Physics in Space. Visitors gathered to see the effects of reduced gravity at the drop tower, and they were shown the great sensitivity of superconducting instruments. Demonstrators told why investigators in the microgravity program can improve their measurement results enormously by performing their experiments in orbit. The research topics that the investigators in our program study were illustrated, and models of the facilities used to support the experiments on the International Space Station were shown. Over 20 volunteers supported this outreach effort over the two days of the Open House.



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