The Romanian Space Agency (ROSA) invites Romanian Master and PhD students to participate at the 2018 edition of the „Fly Your Thesis!” programme, which gives participants the opportunity to run an experiment during parabolic flights. The deadline to register is 10 September 2017.
The European Space Agency (ESA) Education Office accepts proposals for the “Fly Your Thesis!” programme from students who are enrolled in Masters or PhD programmes. Their project should represent a part of their Masters or PhD thesis, one of the main eligibility criteria for the programme. To consult all eligibility criteria please visit this webpage.
The preselected participants will work in teams of minimum four people. They will have several weeks to complete a technical document, necessary for running the experiments during the „Fly Your Thesis!” programme.
Later on, the teams will participate at a workshop where they will present their projects. The best ideas will be selected for a parabolic flight campaign, which will take place on an Airbus A310 Zero-G airplane. The participants selected for this stage will also experiment 20 seconds of microgravity during each parabolic flight. The campaign will include three flights, each with 30 parabolas.
It is important to note that at the time of opening this call the flight campaign is not confirmed. ESA aims to confirm the flight by the end of the selection process.
Those who want to register for this programme are invited to check the application information here.
More details on the „Fly Your Thesis!” programme are available here.
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