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High-Flying UC Berkeley Students Ride "Vomit Comet" In Search Of Better Way To Cut Bone Loss In Space

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May 4, 2001
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University Of California, Berkeley
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For a brief time last February, Diana Chai was her own guinea pig. Strapped to a treadmill in a NASA research plane, she calmly jogged in place as the KC-135 executed a series of zero-G dives 50,000 feet over central Texas. Chai, 20, and three other UC Berkeley students participated in a special NASA program that gives college students access to one of its unique assets, a research plane — often referred to as the "vomit comet" — that simulates the weightlessness of space.

For a brief time last February, Diana Chai was her own guinea pig. Strapped to a treadmill in a NASA research plane, she calmly jogged in place as the KC-135 executed a series of zero-G dives 50,000 feet over central Texas.


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University Of California, Berkeley. (2001, May 4). High-Flying UC Berkeley Students Ride "Vomit Comet" In Search Of Better Way To Cut Bone Loss In Space. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 18, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/05/010504083103.htm
University Of California, Berkeley. "High-Flying UC Berkeley Students Ride "Vomit Comet" In Search Of Better Way To Cut Bone Loss In Space." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/05/010504083103.htm (accessed April 18, 2014).

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