University of Minnesota
Reduced Gravity Student Flight Opportunities Program
2004 Solids Team
Team Members (Left to Right): Steph Soffa (Lead), Matt Thomasson, Mark Arend, Dave Sellnow, Ben Adams
Our Team Advisor is Prof. Tom Shield
The Reduced Gravity Student Flight Opportunities Program (RGSFOP) is a program hosted by the Johnson Space Center each year that allows college students to construct experiments and fly with them aboard the KC-135A "Vomit Comet."
The title of our experiment this year is:
"Effects of Random Close Packing Arrangements in Microgravity Part III."
Learn more about RGSFOP
Learn more about our Team
Learn more about our Experiment
See pictures of our trip to Houston
Related Web Sites:
The Department of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics at the U!
NASA's Official Microgravity Website
Learn about the KC-135A "Weightless Wonder"
Page Last Updated: 7/11/2004