Space competition launches across UAE

Winners will experience what it’s like to experience zero gravity

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Are you yearning to explore the wonders of space? The first step to experiencing it is through zero gravity, and this new competition is offering just that.

The Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) has launched a contest for students around the country, if they have the stomach for it.

The opportunity will give 20 UAE students aged 16 and above the chance to conduct experiments on board a Boeing 727.

Pupils will experience a simulation known as a parabolic flight, which mimics zero gravity conditions through a series of manoeuvres called parabola.

During each parabola, students will experience up to 22 seconds of weightlessness, along with feeling what Lunar, Martian and zero gravity is like.

Since the simulation takes place in the US, it also means a free trip with accommodation to the country.

To enter, all you have to do in answer three simple questions, and submit your responses over on the official website

The questions include: why should you be chosen to be part of this experience? What experiment would you like to carry out in zero gravity? And what most excites you about the idea of experiencing zero gravity?

Applications must be received by Thursday July 5, and winners will be notified by the end of August. The event will take place on Thursday October 4.

This is what astronauts use to prepare for space, so essentially this is the first step for you to become a traveller in space.

Get those entries in, space cowboy.
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