Zero Gravity


A diverse group of middle-school students go on the journey of a lifetime when they compete in a nationwide competition sponsored by MIT to code satellites aboard the International Space Station.


Ever since I was a kid, I’ve been fascinated with space and our place in the cosmos, but I never imagined I would ever be able to get there. The students in Zero Gravity not only took me with them on their journey to the stars, they left me with a renewed sense of hope for the future. In Zero Gravity, the goal of the competition was to build a GPS system around Mars, and with the recent Perseverance landing and the first flight of Ingenuity preparing to launch on the red planet, there is no doubt in my mind we are transitioning into a new space age already. It’s our job to prepare and inspire this generation to build a bridge to a brighter future — they will be the ones who take the next giant leap for mankind. At 11 years old, they’ve already touched space, and I can only imagine where they might take us next.


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Title: Zero Gravity
Genre: Documentary Feature
Length: 74 min.
Director: Thomas Verrette
Country: United States