The Physics of Lightning
Brant Carlson studies atmospheric electricity and lightning. New to the Carthage faculty in Fall 2012, he earned his Ph.D. in physics from Stanford University in 2009. He earned a bachelor of science degree in physics from the California Institute of Technology in 2005.
Carthage students witness final shuttle launch
Members of the Carthage Microgravity Team were invited to Kennedy Space Center in July 2011 to watch the historic launch of Atlantis STS-135, the final mission of the American space shuttle program.
Carthage Flies with NASA 2012
Carthage’s Microgravity Team has conducted research aboard NASA’s Weightless Wonder six years in a row. Learn about the 2012 project by watching the above video.
Carthage Flies with NASA 2012 - Flight Day
See video from the Carthage students flight on G-Force One, NASA’s “Weightless Wonder.”
Carthage Microgravity Team explains their project at NASA
Danielle Weiland ’14, explains this year’s Carthage Microgravity Team’s experiment, a zero-gravity fuel gauge.
Carthage Microgravity Trip 2011
The 2011 Carthage Microgravity Team’s trip to Houston to perform experiments for NASA in zero-g.
The Carthage Experiment: A Zero Gravity Fuel Gauge
Carthage Microgravity Team leader Kim Schultz ’12, walks you through this year’s NASA experiment.
Carthage Microgravity Team at NASA Day 1
The Carthage College Microgravity Team talks about their first day at the Johnson NASA Center in Houston working on their zero-gravity fuel gauge that may change the way propellant is measured in space. This video was produced by Carthage student Erika Share for the Kenosha News. It is included on this site with permission.
An Interview with Prof. Kevin Crosby
Physics professor Kevin Crosby talks about the Carthage microgravity program and this year’s research project for NASA’s Systems Engineering Educational Discovery Program.
NASA 2011: Fitted for Flight
In this video, Carthage Microgravity Team member Stephanie Finnvik talks about getting her official NASA flight suit.
Carthage Microgravity Team completes TRR at NASA
Members of the Carthage Microgravity Team must pass a Test Readiness Review with NASA engineers before being approved for flight on the zero-gravity aircraft.
Floating in Zero Gravity
The Carthage Microgravity Team was selected to participate in NASA’s Systems Engineering Educational Discovery program for the fourth consecutive year. On April 5-6, 2011, students flew aboard NASA’s zero gravity aircraft conducting their experiments. Watch the students as they float, flip and spin — all in the name of science.
A Tour of Rocket Park with Steven Mathe ’13
2012 Carthage Microgravity Team member Steve Mathe ’13, gives a tour of Rocket Park at Johnson Space Center in Houston.
NASA 2011: First Day at Ellington Field
The Carthage Microgravity Team is conducting research for NASA as part of the 2011 Systems Engineering Educational Discovery program, or SEED.
NASA 2011: Getting Ready for TRR
The students will meet with NASA scientists on Monday, April 4, 2011, for a Test Readiness Review, or TRR, to make sure their experiment is ready for flight.