Dear Sir or Madam,
The European Space Agency (ESA) is glad to announce that the Fly Your Thesis! programme is back. This hands-on opportunity allows Master and PhD students from ESA Member and Cooperating States to carry out experiments in microgravity conditions, on parabolic flights, as part of their thesis or research programme.
Teams that are interested in participating in the Fly Your Thesis! programme should submit an experiment proposal by September 21, 2015.
The pre-selected student teams will be invited to a dedicated workshop at ESTEC in December 2015, where up to four teams will be selected to further develop their project and have the chance to operate their experiment during an ESA parabolic flight campaign along with teams of European scientists.
The campaign will take place in Bordeaux, France and it is currently planned to be performed in autumn 2016. Students will accompany their experiment, on-board the Airbus A310 ZERO-G operated by Novespace, for three flights of 30 parabolas each, experiencing about 20 seconds of reduced gravity during each parabola.
The details of this programme can be found on the ESA Education Office website at
Instructions on how to apply are available at http://www.esa.int/Education/Fly_Your_Thesis/How_to_apply
The conditions to apply can be found here http://www.esa.int/Education/Fly_Your_Thesis/Conditions_to_apply
Do not hesitate to spread the word and let potentially interested students/professors know about this opportunity!
Thank you very much in advance.
Head of the ESA Education Office Tertiary Education Unit
Education and Knowledge Management Office
Director General’s Cabinet