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TEES SERC participates in NASA reduced-gravity flight

November 1, 2012

The TEES Space Engineering Research Center (SERC) recently participated in reduced gravity aircraft flights as part of the NASA Flight Opportunities Program.

NASA Johnson Space Center led a team of researchers from SERC, the Jet Learning Laboratory and Advanced Cooling Technologies to evaluate a gas-liquid separator designed by SERC researchers under microgravity conditions.

Dr. Cable Kurwitz and Dr. Frank Little supported flight activities by providing the test platform and data logging, as well as directing flight operations. The aircraft flight is part of a larger suborbital program to qualify the separator for future space system applications, and will be scheduled for a future flight by one of the commercial suborbital flight providers.

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