Flying Zero Gravity on a Plane

Space Weightlessness Flights Coming to a City Near You
Source:  Zero G.  Buzz Aldrin of the Apollo Mission in Zero-G

Source:  Zero G


Experiencing Space Travel at 24,000 Feet
The space and travel innovation company is called Zero Gravity Corporation. It has specially modified a Boeing 727 to provide the experience of weightlessness for passengers.  It's just like you're travelling in a spaceship hurtling through the universe past the Moon.  The privately held company is headquartered in Arlington, VA and has been taking guests like Tesla & Space X founder Elon Musk and movie director James Cameron for the zero-gravity flight of their lives.  It is now in the process of greatly expanding its commercial operations.

The Zero-G Life
Passengers in the US will be able to have the weightless flying experience in New York, Miami, Las Vegas, LA, Washington DC, San Francisco, Atlanta, Houston, Orlando, Seattle, Austin and from a number of cities in New England. Zero Gravity CEO Matt Gohd says "It's like being an astronaut". Zero-G is coming to a city near you in 2020.

Lunar and Martian Weightlessness
Pilots achieve the weightlessness by performing flying aerobatic maneuvers called parabolas.  The flights offer lunar gravity or 1/6 your weight and Martian gravity or 1/3 your weight.  The Zero-G flights fly in FAA designated air spaces that are 100 miles long and 10 miles wide. The parabolic maneuvers arc and dip around an altitude of 24,000 feet.  The price of a flight starts at $5400.  This is a very innovative travel experience that offers quite a space ride at the commercial airspace level. 

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