Being weightless takes a heavy toll on genes, according to a study of levitating flies. Scientists who used a magnetic field to set flies floating in zero-gravity found evidence of widespread disruption of cell processes. Activity of several genes was
In April, Ackerman and a team of eight other Nazarene undergraduates will travel to Houston and climb aboard NASA's Weightless Wonder plane to conduct experiments that may affect human space exploration some day. The Weightless Wonder, or Vomit Comet
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This could allow researchers to investigate in detail what weightlessness does to a body—without having to launch their test subjects into space. By Marina Koren Scientists who want to study the effects of weightlessness have always had precious few
By Adi Robertson on February 6, 2012 11:48 pm 0Comments Right now, the only way to experience the sensation of complete weightlessness is by becoming an astronaut or booking a trip on a reduced-gravity plane like the "Vomit Comet.