What is WING
• The WING program takes NASA's popular Dropping In a Microgravity
Environment (DIME) program designed for High School students
and opens it up to students in grades 5-8.
• A NASA panel of scientists and engineers will select top-ranked
proposals from those submitted for the WING program.
• The selected teams will then construct their experiments,
test them at the home location, and then send the experiment
to NASA Glenn to drop test the experiments in the 2.2 Second
Drop Tower in March and April.
• Data from the drop will be sent to the team for the team's
analysis. After the drop operations are completed, the experiment
will be returned to the team. A final report is expected after
the results of the drop tower operations are analyzed by the
The DIME and WING program is open for student teams located in
all fifty states of the U.S., Washington D.C., Puerto Rico, American
Samoa, Guam, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and
the U. S. Virgin Islands.
How to Apply
The WING Program
Announcement contains all of the necessary information
for submitting entries to the WING competition.
Second Drop Tower website:
Additional information about the 2.2 Second Drop Tower at
the NASA Glenn Research Center is available.
and WING YouTube channel:
A YouTube channel has been established for DIME and WING. That
channel contains more Videos that illustrate the drop tower and
a few of the previous experiments constructed by DIME teams.
and WING has a FaceBook presence.