The Mechanical Artifact: Ultra Space is a course designed to engage students to our unfolding sci-fi space future. In this course, students will work in teams to design, build, test, and deploy a space artifact of their own, to be included in a project slot on a parabolic research flight. One student from the course will also be selected as a flier on the zero-G flight. The final project will serve as a mechanism, device, lesson, story, or experience for creatively designing for the zero-G environment. It will be a practical exercise to design for space, while at the same time engaging thoughtfully about our role in it. Limited Enrollment.