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22 seconds – and many months: the long way to doing research in weightlessness
Olympia Kyriopoulos does research on fluid mechanics and heat transfer. Certain effects come into play that can only partly be investigated in a laboratory on Earth, where they are influenced by gravity. Therefore, Olympia Kyriopoulos needed to conduct experiments in weightlessness as well. "It was a childhood dream come true for me," she writes about her parabolic flight. She does not just describe the exciting moments spent in weightlessness, but also the long way to get there...
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Last update: 04/12/2008 14:30:59