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Microgravity Materials Study On NASA Plane

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July 30, 1998
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Most students work in a library, laboratory or classroom, but Cornell University undergraduate Greg Aloe floats in space aboard the same NASA aircraft that Tom Hanks used to simulate zero gravity while filming Apollo 13. Aloe has nose-dived in the stripped and padded Boeing 707 more than 175 times, free falling "like a rock" a dizzying 1.25 miles in 25 seconds. What participants have dubbed the "vomit comet" climbs and then plummets 40 or 50 times during each two-hour flight.

ITHACA, N.Y. -- Most students work in a library, laboratory or classroom, but Cornell University undergraduate Greg Aloe floats in space aboard the same NASA aircraft that Tom Hanks used to simulate zero gravity while filming Apollo 13.


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