Former NASA astronaut Richard Searfoss works with students Nov. 21 at West Ward Elementary School on designing microgravity experiments to go into suborbital flight. He is talking with students about a hypothesis regarding how fish might swim differently in low gravity.
Former NASA astronaut Richard Searfoss interacts Nov. 21 with students at West Ward Elementary School while high school astronomy students at the Phillips Exeter Academy preparatory school in New Hampshire listen in and contribute. The astronaut worked with students on experiments to test elements of microgravity on suborbital flights.
Getting an expert opinion, groups of third- through fifth-graders presented ideas Wednesday for experiments to be conducted in microgravity aboard the Lynx suborbital vehicle when it begins flights. Retired Air Force pilot and astronaut Richard Searfoss visited with students about their experiments, space flight and the importance of observation and inquiry.