Monday, January 31, 2005

Another vacation adventure

A Florida based company called Zero-G is offering a no gravity experience to the general public. Similar to the "vomit comet" rides which prepared astronauts for space, they use a Boeing 727 flying in a parabolic path to create periods of weightlessness. (The actual Vomit Comet is now on display in Houston) For just under $3000 you get approximately 15 separate one minute episodes of low or zero gravity. Most people get sick on the parabolic flights that alternate weightlessness with periods where you feel almost twice your normal weight. They say the trick is not to move around much (especially your head and eyes) in between floating around.

Paying $3000 to be with other people on a vomit filled plane for 90 minutes doesn't sound like my idea of fun.

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