Thompson Rivers University

Castanet Kamloops | From TRU to zero gravity

August 27, 2021

Members of TRU’s physics club got an out-of-this-world experience recently as part of a national science competition, floating in zero gravity to test an experiment they designed. Post-secondary students from across the country entered the Canadian Reduced Gravity Experiment Design Challenge and had to fully design, build and test a small experiment to be flown in the microgravity environment. Five teams — including TRU’s Phi-Six Club — were picked to test their experiments in a plane that simulated double and zero gravity. Read more and watch the video