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Zero Gravity: Fly Weightless Today

Posted: Dec. 13th, 2009  |  By James Rothaar Freelance Writer |
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Luxury Adventures: While Virgin Galactic is booking reservations for suborbital space travel for 2010 and 2011 at $200,000 per passenger on the VSS Enterprise, Zero Gravity is filling seats for simulated weightlessness flights on its G-Force One aircraft today starting at $4,950 per person. With endorsements from satisfied customers such as NASA astronaut Dr. Buzz Aldrin and astrophysicist Professor Stephen Hawking, it sounds like a luxury adventure with plenty of upside.

The Zero Gravity Corporation provides a day to thrill seekers in search of an original experience. Passengers of the G-Force One get to experience the feeling of weightlessness or zero gravity. Yes, it is simulated, but the experience itself is so real that NASA utilizes the same simulation technique to acclimate its pilots to an atmosphere wit zero gravity. The G-Force One is a specially modified Boeing 727. The aircraft has a seating zone and a 60-feet long “floating” zone.

The process that creates the temporary weightlessness is a parabolic flight. In 30 words or less, the aircraft goes through a 10-mile course that is comparable to a roller-coaster ride’s quick ups and downs at an altitude between 24,000 to 34,000 feet. It is the flight pattern that induces the state of temporary weightlessness. Many who have flown G-Force One say it is akin to freefalling from an airplane in a controlled environment. From start to finish, the feeling of zero gravity is sustained for approximately 60 seconds.

So, if want to try something different on this planet before experiencing your first suborbital space flight, the G-Force One is ready for takeoff. Chartered flights also are available. For more information, visit GoZeroG.com

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