Teachers take zero gravity flight in Newburgh

Some lucky teachers from southwestern Connecticut participated in a zero gravity flight Tuesday with an educational program.The Northrop Grumman Foundation's "Weightless Flights of Discovery" program

NEWBURGH - Some lucky teachers from southwestern Connecticut participated in a zero gravity flight Tuesday with an educational program.

The Northrop Grumman Foundation's "Weightless Flights of Discovery" program encourages educators to participate in the experiment and then teach their students about their experience. The program is intended to inspire students to pursue math and science studies.

The teachers rode for 90 minutes in G Force One, six of which were spent completely weightless. A video was taken of the flight, which teachers can use to show their students.

About 120 teachers in the state will participate this year, organizers say.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

One person was recovering from surgery Monday after 1 1 recovering after triple shooting in Bridgeport
Troy Ramey of Sea Cliff competes on NBC's 2 Long Islander competes on 'The Voice'
VIDEO: Rally held to support sick leave legislation 3 VIDEO: Rally held to support sick leave legislation
Ray Navarette is among the Long Island Ducks' 4 Legendary LI Duck lands in Bloomingdales with clothing line
Connecticut's Supreme Court is being asked to decide 5 Judge hears appeal arguments in love triangle murder case

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Focus on Connecticut Focus on Connecticut

Features local, state and federal officials discussing the issues around southwestern Connecticut.

Celebrates African-American culture in southwestern Connecticut. Our Lives

Celebrates African-American culture in southwestern Connecticut.

Each week News 12 Connecticut introduces you to Hometown Hero

News 12 highlights people who give to the community.

We spotlight a local team each week. Connecticut Team of the Week

Each week News 12 Connecticut highlights a team from a local school.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE