Education Programs

Zero-G is actively developing programs and partnerships that provide educators, students, and parents with the excitement of a Zero-G Experience® while incorporating educational demonstrations and research opportunities.


The Weightless Workshop can be customized for a variety of groups and focused on a specific subject (i.e. history, physics, art, science, math, etc). A Zero-G Instructor will assist participants in establishing a strong foundation in a variety of areas: Newton’s Laws, what is microgravity, parabolic flight, drop towers, suborbital and orbital flight, current scientific research in space, effects of space travel on humans, Zero-G mission briefing, and much, much more.  The agenda incorporates a breakout session where attendees form small groups to create and build simple science experiments that could fly on a zero gravity flight.

* The Zero-G Weightless Workshop does not include a zero gravity flight


Zero-G Basic Education Program: This combination of the Zero-G Weightless Workshop and the Zero-G Experience® is designed to provide educators and/or students with the ultimate hands-on experience. After learning about Newton’s Laws, parabolic flight, and much more in a Weightless Workshop, participants will get the unique opportunity to work with an experiment in true weightlessness.

Zero-G Advanced Education Program: The Zero-G Advanced Education Program offers the most in-depth, educational experience with Zero-G. Attendees will participate in the Weightless Workshop approximately two to four weeks prior to their scheduled Zero-G Experience®. During the Weightless Workshop, attendees initiate and begin designing their experiments. During the weeks leading up to the Zero-G Experience®, participants will submit experiment ideas, hypotheses, and experiment specifications for approval. Participants are encouraged to think outside the box in order to design an inventive hand-held experiment. On flight day, experiments are given final approval before attendees test them in microgravity.


  • Great Lakes Science Center
  • Northrop Grumman Foundation
  • Purdue University – Calumet
  • Space Florida
  • SpaceTEC
  • Technological Research & Development Authority


Michelle Peters

Director, Research & Education

(703) 894-2188 Ext. 3

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