NASA has selected 13 undergraduate teams from minority-serving institutions across the United States to test their science experiments in microgravity conditions. The teams will travel on a Reduced Gravity Education Flight (RGEF) with NASA’s Minority University Research and Education Project (MUREP) the week of July 7.

Each team designs, flies and evaluates a reduced-gravity experiment that aims to fill technology needs and knowledge gaps previously identified by NASA.  They will test their experiments aboard a specially modified aircraft able to simulate a reduced-gravity environment.  The aircraft flies approximately 30 sets of rollercoaster-like climbs and dives, producing periods of near weightlessness and hypergravity ranging from 0 to 2 g’s.

“We are excited that our program provides a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for aspiring scientists and engineers to study and understand their craft. By participating in this innovative program, the students gain useful skills through collaborative planning and teamwork,” said Frank Prochaska, RGEF program manager at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston.

The 2014 MUREP teams are from Austin Community College, Austin, Texas; California State Polytechnic University, Pomona; Dallas County Community College District, Dallas; Gadsden State Community College, Gadsden, Alabama; San Jose State University, San Jose, California; Texas Southern University, Houston; University of North Carolina at Pembroke and Robeson Community College, Pembroke, North Carolina; University of Houston; University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida; University of Puerto Rico at Rio Piedras, San Juan, Puerto Rico; University of Southern California, Los Angeles; University of Texas at El Paso; and, University of Texas Pan American in Edinburg.

MUREP is committed to the recruitment of underrepresented and underserved students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics to sustain a diverse workforce. Participation in NASA projects and research stimulates students to continue their studies at all levels of higher education and earn advanced degrees in these critical fields.

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  • MekongDelta69

    Maybe we’ll get lucky and they’ll just float away.

    NASA’s become another minority joke…

    • Erasmus

      NASA? The whole damn country is now a minority joke. Our “leaders” in Washington (and elsewhere) are so busy trying to make up for the imaginary sins of the past, that they throwing away the country and the opportunities that might have been there for future generations.
      I am sick to death of the Martin Luther King/Magic Negro cult. You’d think the way our “best” and “brightest” and our “elites” carry on that before St. King the US had nothing but a completely tarnished history of deliberate cruelty to blacks and other minorities. We have become one very sick society, and the sooner it falls the better and we can get back to normal.
      (Thank you for letting me very vent.)

      • Tim_in_Indiana

        You’d think that that before St. King, the US had nothing…PERIOD!

    • teaisstronger

      THE NASA SPACE AGENCY WILL SOON PURCHASE BILLIONS OF HOLLOW POINT ROUNDS OF AMMO AND AUTOMATIC RIFLES FOR ITS SWAT TEAMS.

      You never thought you would see the day did you?

  • Oil Can Harry

    NASA should ask nonwhites to design a spaceship for them.

    They would end up with some really nifty paper airplanes.

    • APaige

      With spinning rims.

      • Dr. Möbias

        Blacks did not design spinning rims. They do not have the necessary intelligence.

      • r j p

        Thank you for the laugh.
        I imagined looking out at the wing of an airplane and seeing spinning rims on the end of the engines.

  • Lt. Greyman, NVA

    Think of all the White who enginneering student who would qualfy to go if MUREP was not “committed to the recruitment of underrepresented and
    underserved students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics
    to sustain a diverse workforce”. It’s criminal.

    “Sorry, Kid, I would love to take you up in the plane designed by your ancestors, but we have to take the monkeys up first.”
    Joke: What do you call a White man at the top of a rocket? Answer: Astronaut.
    What do you call a Black man at the top of a rocket? Answer: Test Subject

  • This reads like a science project done by a very clever and intelligent high school student. IOW, stuff that a typical NASA/JPL engineer can do while simultaneously drugged up and comatose.

    In related news, with NASA’s budget and current technology, it looks like Mars is out of reach. Well of course, look at what NASA is spending its relatively paltry budget on.

  • Mary

    We all know the primary goal for any United States agency: diversity! With as few whites as possible, of course. Non-white diversity is vastly more important than competence, success, fairness, and fiscal responsibility. What quaint, outmoded concepts if you don’t have diversity!

    • Dr. Möbias

      The primary goal is to deny white males a career so they can buy a house and start a family. IOW, the primary goal is the destruction of the white family.

      • Erasmus

        NASA (and the FAA) are now putting the “die” into diversity.

  • r j p

    Lots of teams from community colleges. Did not realize there were so many research community colleges in the US.
    .
    Wonder which team try to prove MC Hammer by wrong by showing “You can touch this” while in zero gravity conditions if you are wearing parachute pants. “This” of course will be provided by a female member of one of the MUREP teams who may or may not be wearing parachute pants. Condoms of course will not be required.

  • freddy_hills

    It was bound to happen. After all, so many minority students do nothing more than take up space in school.

  • JSS

    Congrats to NASA. Guess which formerly first world nation will never be going to the moon again.

    • Dr. Möbias

      No white nation will ever go to the moon again because there will be no white nations. The Chinese have already proved that they cannot reproduce what the American white space program has achieved. Their recent moon lander lasted only a month before it quit.

      • Zaporizhian Sich

        Our first unmanned lunar landers didn’t last very long either. The Surveyor landers were very successful in answering some basic questions about the moon, such as how firm the surface really is and whether or not a manned vehicle could land safely on the moon. Repeated cycles of two weeks of cold soaking at -270 degrees F damaged the batteries and electronics severely over time. The Surveyor probes did not even move, but they did take pictures, return data on the radiation environment and chemically analyzed the lunar surface.

  • The aircraft flies approximately 30 sets of rollercoaster-like climbs and dives, producing periods of near weightlessness and hypergravity ranging from 0 to 2 g’s.
    ________________________________________
    I can’t wait to read the puke-stained research papers that come out of this dandy little experiment in diversity. Those empty black and brown heads will be spinning for months after the plane touches down.

    • Rhialto

      There may be other stains as well.

      • Tim_in_Indiana

        I’m sure those “puke-stained research papers” will have more on how the subjects “overcame racism and discrimination” and “helped to achieve diversity” than about the results of any experiments they actually managed to carry out.

  • Maybe they could get that winning CEDA debate team to just run NASA? It’s not relevant anyway. We have to pay Russian cab fare just to get to the I.S.S. now but, hey, we can pat ourselves on the back for making sure that NASA makes minority outreach part of its core mission directives, right?

    Is this really the same agency that, they claim, put men on the moon half a century ago?
    Are they lying to us about that or is it just that a diverse agency yields diverse results, many of which are poor?

    • JSS

      “Maybe they could get that winning CEDA debate team to just run NASA”?
      That’s had me spitting some preworkout back up laughing.
      That sounds like the plot of an adult swim cartoon series but sadly it’s actually likely that those kinds of scholars will be working for NASA soon. Russia and China must be terrified of their Amurrikan competition in space these days.

      • r j p

        I liked the part about paying Russia cab fare.

    • So CAL Snowman

      Of course they are lying it’s NASA. I mean you really think LBJ and Nixon gave a damn about the moon? LBJ unleashed the colored hordes on White America, and was a central figure in the ongoing White genocide that plagues Western Civilization. I hardly think a “man” like that would concern himself with furthering the intellectual supremacy of the White race.

      • Tim_in_Indiana

        Even before LBJ and Nixon came into office, NASA had decades of white research and progress to give it momentum.

      • Einsatzgrenadier

        Right. LBJ was more concerned with getting the n****rs to vote Democratic for the next two hundred years than he was with the US space program. Thanks to him, American scientific and technological development must now take a back seat to negro worship and bowing and scraping before the huddled brown masses of the third world.

    • Dr. Möbias

      The Russians are vowing to NOT shuttle America to the ISS over the Ukrainian crises. See my post above.

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    Somewhere, in the great red beyond, Khrushchev is laughing.

  • Ted Cunterblast

    I’m pretty sure the advanced nations of the world have already launched space flights with non-human primate cargo.

  • Ahnenerbe ᛟ

    I wonder what would happen to a cancer patient in Microgravity?

    • r j p

      The same thing that happens to an african with AIDS who has sex with an albino.

      He dies.

  • blank

    Whites created the modern world. “Minorities” (funny term, whites are a global minority) had nothing to do with it. For what reason do we assume they have any ability to contribute to scientific advancement?The irrational belief that people are born with blank brains that are programmed by their environment?

    If there is nothing going on in the brain at the beginning, what is there for the environment to influence? If people ARE born with their brains programmed a certain way, how can the environment change that brain if it is preprogrammed for thinking patterns, intelligence, instincts, impulse control and other mental characteristics?

    The environment can hinder or help a person reach the limits of their mental abilities, but it cannot add or subtract to those abilities unless it directly alters the brain by injury.

  • So CAL Snowman

    Microgravity for microaggressions – I wonder if one of their “experiments” is a racism detector? Can’t have precious people of color going into space if space is racist. NASA has already proven that MARS is racist because there aren’t any black people on it.

  • Ted Cunterblast

    I’m pretty sure the advanced nations of the world have already launched space flights with non-human primate cargo.

  • Dave West

    Well I guess genius ancient black Africans were building spaceships before white people stole their knowledge and apparently their high i.q.’s as well.

  • bilderbuster

    That’s a mighty expensive roller coaster ride for Blacks to have fun and think that they’re smart at the same time but eventually the plane has to land back on that great big racist planet Earth.

  • Brian

    They will test their experiments aboard a specially modified aircraft able to simulate a reduced-gravity environment.
    ===
    In other words, affirmative action.

    I hope the microgravity doesn’t lead to micro-aggressions!

  • Mrfinoni

    Actually the AA candidates are actually guinea pigs in a NASA experiment! LOL

  • Dr. Möbias

    You’ve got it the wrong way, it is Russia that is denying NASA access to its space shuttles.

    Independent, UK News, “Russia vows to ban US from using its shuttles to reach International Space Station in retaliation for Ukraine crisis sanctions”

    Moscow’s Soyuz shuttles are currently the only way American astronauts can reach the Earth-orbiting station

    http //www independent co uk/news/world/europe/russia-vows-to-ban-us-from-using-its-shuttles-to-reach-international-space-station-in-retaliation-for-ukraine-crisis-sanctions-9370553 html

    Telegraph, UK, “Russia to ban US from using Space Station over Ukraine sanctions”

    In retaliation for imposing sanctions, Russia will also bar its rocket engines from launching US military satellites

    http //www telegraph co uk/news/worldnews/europe/russia/10828964/Russia-to-ban-US-from-using-Space-Station-over-Ukraine-sanctions html

    The private American company, Space X, at the moment does not have the capacity to carry astronauts to the ISS, only cargo. The US has decommissioned its fleet of space shuttles, most likely because it lacked “diversity,” not enough Muslims.

  • ElComadreja

    It will be interesting to see how fast they can chug a forty ouncer, shoot heroin, smoke crack, fry them chikkens and commit rape and/or murder in zero gravity.

    • Zaporizhian Sich

      It would also be interesting to see how long they would remain alive once ejected into space from the airlock, without a space suit. Put them up there, I dare say they’ll do that to each other, let alone any white unfortunate to be up there with them.

  • Chip Carver

    The alien-ruled US government is only concerned about one type of success, and that’s successfully pushing whites off to the sidelines while everyone claps and pretends these hordes of free-loading and favored non-whites are capable of astounding feats in the arts and sciences.

    • benvad

      That’s what HOPE & CHANGE was all about. Just like when Jews were shocked when Stokely Carmichael turned on them after all the help they received.

      I too, hope the white liberal Do Gooder reaps his just desserts for the tragedy he’s contributed to.

  • IstvanIN

    Rap. Jenkum.

    • alwaysright21

      the knockout game, crack, shiny rims on old cutlass and oldsmobiles, how to destroy a city, baby mommas, and yes, jenkum.

  • teaisstronger

    SURPRISE

    Black President, black university.

  • teaisstronger

    YOU ARE SEEING THAT ONLY 10 PERCENT OF THE NATION IS REQUIRED TO TAKE IT OVER.

    That 10 percent are the blacks. All the Federal Agencies centers are in DC and all the workers at these agencies are Black. The DC subway and bus system is filled with Blacks during rush hour.

  • teaisstronger

    WHERE ARE THE WHITE UNIVERSITIES?

    What are their names?

  • teaisstronger

    IN THE LATEST SERIES FOR TV CALLED “V” FOR “VISITORS” EVERYONE WAS WONDERING WHY THE SPACE ALIENS HAD COME TO EARTH?

    As the series progressed it was abruptly canceled. Why you ask? The rumor was that the script had the Space Aliens taking all the black people. The Space Aliens saw how Earth people treated blacks and did not like black people and they the Aliens were willing to take all of them back to their planet to live in harmony. We never found out if the Space Aliens paid for the blacks or took them for free.

  • teaisstronger

    WHAT WHITE PEOPLE WOULD BE WILLING TO WASTE FOUR YEARS AT A BLACK UNIVERSITY

    There are better places where you can lean how to become a moron than at a Black University.

  • Saggin Gin

    The balack student have concluded…Grava-tee beez awe rayciss N’sheeit.

  • Malgus

    “NASA has selected 13 undergraduate teams from minority-serving
    institutions across the United States to test their science experiments
    in microgravity conditions.”

    Hopefully, we will now know the answers to these burning issues of our time…

    – Is it possible to deep fry a chicken in zero G?
    – Effects of low/no gravity on the 13 original herbs and spices.
    – How to make refried beans in orbit.
    – How do you mix KoolAid in microgravity?
    – Is it still possible to get one’s drank on in orbit with Purple Drank/Lean?
    – Establishing the correct protocols for beating/raping a white woman in low/no gravity.
    – “Do fiziks beez rayciss, yo?”
    – What happens to the race card in orbit?
    – If Maria grunts out an anchor baby in orbit, do they still get welfare, SNAP, WIC, etc? Followup question: are they still “migrants”?
    – If crack is sold in orbit, under which jurisdiction does it fall?

    • alwaysright21

      “gay n!99ers from space” ACTUAL MOVIE check it out … a real super chimpout

  • alwaysright21

    didn’t we put a monkey into space 52 years ago? it was the great chimpout of 62. I wasn’t born yet, so I’m not sure of the date.

  • ghetto_scum

    In other words they don’t want to use real monkeys and endanger their lives, so for their experiment they are using the alternative.

  • Zaporizhian Sich

    Unlikely, but if that ever does come to pass, I’m sure they would be smart enough to leave Earth without anyone’s permission and with the grandest of ideals. Such as renaissance of their race, and reaching their potential without the primitives of Earth to hold them back. If pure blooded whites still exist when and if the technology becomes available for manned flights to other star systems, I suspect most if not all of them would jump at the chance to leave Earth and never look back for another planet, where they can rebuild their civilization, cultures, and population. I’m sure they would take steps to prevent non-whites from following them too. Left alone, they might advance to the point where if they decide to return to Earth, they will come as beings with near God like powers and weaponry that the darkies would not stand a chance against. In other words, I think War of the Worlds might be our distant future.

  • Yes !! leave them whites out of this scientific research, now you will see how far advanced the colored scientist can be . . . I’m sure they can out-shine them all ..

  • nignogger

    With the low IQ of the negroid race, good luck! A better course would be cooking fried chicken With less heat and oil. This will motivate them.

  • So tired

    What do they expect to learn from flinging poo in “near weightlessness”?

  • Michael Ian Wright

    I guess the term “aspiring scientists and engineers” will now appear in news reports of shooting at the waffle house.