Want to test you experiment in microgravity? ESA just announced a new edition of the Drop Your Thesis! programme, for students to carry out a microgravity experiment, at the ZARM Drop Tower Facility in Bremen (Germany), providing experiments with up to 9.3 seconds of microgravity.
Deadline for experiment proposals is January 19, 2014. More info: http://www.esa.int/Education/About_Drop_Your_Thesis
The Drop Your Thesis! programme gives university students, from Bachelor’s to PhD level, the opportunity to perform scientific or technological research in microgravity conditions. The gravity levels that are obtained in ZARM Drop tower experiments are as low as 10-6 g and last for about 5 to 10 seconds. This is the same level that is attained for experiments on the International Space Station, and is enough for a multitude of scientific research opportunities.