miuji miu·ji [μg] aims to become a collaborative online community of students, teachers, children, parents and anybody who is interested in using microgravity droptowers for education and for fun.
miuji began life as a graduate studies project at the International Space University ISU in 2008 and aims to use the worlds network of hackerspaces to reach the wider public.
Microgravity is why astronauts float and it is the reason they go up there to float. The world behaves differently in microgravity.
The miuji droptower is intended to be a toy as well as a tool. It is for carrying out primary level microgravity science experiments, for learnling about science, procedure and for having a fun. It is an attempt to pass on the interest we had in microgravity science, science and the space industry.
The philosophy is one of learning by doing. miuji science doesn't need a lab. All you need is a dropobox, band gravity.