Zero-Gravity Scale

The Group
(From left) Nathan Rogers, Laura Auerbach, Armani Arroyo, Keith Hoell, Jonny Bellavance, Andrew Duell

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The Goal
The Zero Gravity Scale project began two years ago. Engineering students from the class of 2013 started working on the project. The purpose of the project is to obtain the mass of an object when in zero-gravity. Since the students who began the project graduated last year, juniors in the Engineering program have taken over this year. The Scale flew on the Zero-Gravity Plane in April of 2013. The project was rather successful, but the goal now is to make the scale smaller so it can fit in a 10x10x15 cubic centimeter box.

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Scale that flew on the Zero-Gravity Plane last April