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Landslides on the asteroid Ceres. Credit: NASA/Dawn mission

Landslide on the asteroid Ceres. Credit: NASA/Dawn mission

Welcome to the website for our newest experiment, funded through the 2015 Undergraduate Student Instrumentation Program (USIP) through NASA’s Flight Opportunities Program (FOP).


We are a group of UCF students working ona space science microgravity experiment intended for parabolic airplane flight.

Follow our progress through our social media accounts:

Instagram and Twitter: @ucfusip

Team Biographies

Alexandra Yates – Team Lead and Mechanical Engineer Alexandra, who goes by Lex, is currently a junior at UCF. She is expected to graduate May 2019 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering with a focus on Aerospace studies and a minor in Diversity and Social Inequality. Lex’s role in USIP is mechanical design and team …