A Gregory-Portland Intermediate School teacher got the opportunity to ride NASA's infamous G-Force Training Jet, also known as the "Vomit Comet."
It was more than just a ride. It was all part of a science experiment.
Amber Bright was among five teachers in the country invited by NASA for a week-long training session culminating with a ride aboard the G-Force One.
Come next Monday, Bright's classroom will be filled with eager fifth- and sixth-grade students, all wanting to know about their teacher's unique experience.
"If you can imagine I was at the back of the airplane, and I was just looking back and taking everything all in. Experiencing micro-gravity. And I could see people working on their projects and their experiments and their research, you know, upside down," Bright said. "Some people were walking on the walls."
It was an opportunity to experience what astronauts do in space.
"It's like someone is lifting you up," Bright said. "Like there are strings hooked to your body, and they're just lifting you up. Nothing is holding you down, and if you started taking off in one direction, you would just continue in that direction. You know, Newton's laws are true."
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