Want to take a flight with Zero Gravity Corp. (ZERO-G), the first FAA-approved provider of commercial weightless flights?
Then check out the newest Sharper Image catalog.
Reservations for seats on a Zero-G flight — the only commercial opportunity on Earth for regular people to experience true “weightlessness” without going to space — now can be made at a Sharper Image store, through its monthly catalog or online at SharperImage.com.
A Zero-G flight is the identical weightless flight encounter used by NASA to train its astronauts. Ron Howard and Tom Hanks used it to film “Apollo 13,” while other celebrities, including Martha Stewart, Billy Bush, Burt Rutan (pictured) and cast members of “The Apprentice” and “The Biggest Loser” also have flown with Zero-G.
Since launching in September 2004, the company has conducted about 100 weightless flights, flying more than 2,500 passengers.
The experience starts with a brief training session followed by a 90-minute flight aboard G-Force One, a Boeing 727, during which parabolic maneuvers are performed. The controlled ascent and descent of the plane allows flyers to experience apparent Martian gravity (1/3 Earth’s gravity), Lunar gravity (1/6 Earth’s gravity), and weightlessness.
ZERO-G flights depart from Las Vegas and the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
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