Posted by: D. Rand | February 23, 2009

Day 3: High Altitude (25,000 feet) Chamber Training Today

Today we experienced what it would be like to breathe air at 25,000 feet. We trained in a chamber used by astronauts and jet fighter pilots.

We have studied hard all day and now we are ready to use our new knowlege to help us in an emergency!

We have studied hard all day and now we are ready to use our new knowlege to help us in an emergency! (This photo was taken before we went into the altitude chamber.)


Responses

  1. Here are some questions from 2y:

    Will Fluffy do back flips?
    Will you hear music when you are in space?
    What is your experiment about?
    Tell us about how jump roping worked once you tried it.

    • Dear Ms. Yencho’s Class,

      We will be flying in the “NASA Zero-G” aircraft on Thursday. Then Fluffy will try a back flip!

      Our experiment will help us understand how things pack together in microgravity. Do you think marbles will pack together or will they bounce all over the place in microgravity?

      We look forward to trying both experiments you mentioned on Thursday. Stay tuned to this website and find out what happens!

      Love,
      Fluffy, Flat Stanley, Ms. Rand, Ms. Sliva

  2. Here are some questions from 2R:

    What are you holding in the picture- tools?
    Did you get to fly with weightlessness?
    HOw do you practice for the flight?
    Can you tell us about how you float?
    How fast is the plane going?
    How fast can you move your body?

  3. Hi

    • I have a question!

  4. Dear Ms. Rau’s Class,

    We are each holding connector pieces of an oxygen mask in this picture. We trained in a “high altitude chamber” at NASA. At 25,ooo feet high inside an airplane people need to bring their own oxygen with them to breathe. The scientists at NASA taught us how to safely use the oxygen masks. The connectors link the hose to the mask and also to the airplane oxygen cylinders.

    Love,
    Fluffy, Flat Stanley, Ms. Rand, Ms. Sliva


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