Oscar Espinoza, 29, at center in a wig, was one of several teachers to participate in two zero-gravity flights sponsored by Northrop Grumman Corp. in an effort to promote math and science education. "The feeling of weightlessness does bring out science and brings it alive. I hope I can bring that to my students," said Espinoza, a biology instructor at King/Drew Magnet School in Los Angeles. "I am waiting for the pictures and the video to be given to us so that we can immediately start using them in class." The teachers were subjected to 16 parabolas, a flight maneuver that creates a weightless environment, each lasting about 30 seconds. "The experience was unforgettable," Espinoza said.
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