Zero Gravity Tourism

Submitted by: fancylad 8 years ago in Science

If you"ve got a spare $3,800 dollars, you too can float like an astronaut. For 11 minutes.
There are 32 comments:
Female 2
Everyone should do that once in their lifes.
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Female 381
I would be strutting along the ceiling.
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Male 2,788
I know what I`m doing this weekend.
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Male 612
haha im a pilot so i can do that alot cheaper than that
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Male 12
Qantas does it for free.
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Male 2,553
thats also called a puke machine u know.
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Male 220
Uhhhh I don`t feel so gooooood *barf*.
I hate gravity.
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Male 650
lame, 11 minutes of running into a net while being turned around by a guy in a orange jump suit. No thanks. Roller coasters are better.
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Male 211
i think they do this by making the plane go down as fast as the human body would fall so that they`re falling at the same speed, they`re like falling INSIDE the plane, so they float. does that make sense?
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Male 8,302
> BoomBox
> I thought they JUST go over the layer of gravity?

A LAYER of gravity? You`re thinking atmosphere dude, GRAVITY is a force that extends forever... EVERY object in the universe exerts a gravitational force on every OTHER object, no matter how far away they are, to some teensy extent. The moon stays around the earth because its held there by gravity.

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Male 205
Boombox: "I thought they JUST go over the layer of gravity?"

Lol, I like the thought of a layer of gravity :D Imagine flying near it and keep popping over the other side, it would be quality
(No offence meant, it just tickled me)

And opie, you wouldn`t throw up over everyone, it would just hang in the air in front of you

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Male 8,302
11 minutes for $3800?? I was expecting like 30 seconds or something! I am SO doing that.
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Female 15,763
Nicely put. Nerdtch.

I could imagine myself doing that... and barfing all over everyone.

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Male 64
BoomBox:
Weight is relative. If your "ground" is falling at the same rate as you, you achieve "zero" gravity. In reality, there is always a gravitational force acting on you, even in space.
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Male 1,232
I`m so doing that one day, it`s on my list, right next to sky diving. :P

But a series of sharp dives? Sounds interesting, might look it up. I thought they JUST go over the layer of gravity? Or is that a space shuttle type thing...?

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Male 674
Lets see here, a used car, or 11 minutes of zero G

That is actually quite a tough decision. I think I might do the zero G myself.

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Female 67
These are often referred to as "vomit comits". Still, I think it would count as one`s coolest trip in an airplane.
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Male 1,226
Yeah...probably not worth it. I`d try it if it wasn`t that expensive...
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Male 2,388
theres a catch the eleven minutes is done in sections a so the pilot can climb again and when the pilot is climbing you weigh like 6 times your normal weight.
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Female 1,578
I bet you would feel really heavy after its over.
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Female 374
if only i were rich >_>
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Male 2,510
thats $345 a minute, i wish i got paid that an hour never mind a minute.
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Male 561
Llamaz LOL Good point!
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Female 931
Wow... that doesn`t even look like much fun. I would rather buy a trampoline and stick to that.
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Male 557
and if the engines go out, and there is no way to pull up, you just died in the most entertaining way ever.

it would also be great to be a researcher on this, you get to ride it for free, and you get to pass clipboards to each other by tapping it

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Male 4,393
cool but too expensive :P
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Male 97
holy crap thats expensive! i know someone who did it ocne tho! it looks like lots of fun! i so want to doit
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Male 338
The plane takes a series of nose dives over the Atlantic. That might be a little more dangerous than deep-frying a turkey.
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Female 710
If I get enough money, I am so doing that one day.
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Female 538
I would do it for a bit of money... but for Longer!!! it looks well fun!! but i`d want longer than 11 minz. that seems a bit... harsh...
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Male 436
Hmmm... I wish I had the means to rip people off like this.

But, it`s helping "Space Research" so... whatever.

I`d do it... maybe for like 400 or something.

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Male 20,194
Link: Zero Gravity Tourism [Rate Link] - If you`ve got a spare $3,800 dollars, you too can float like an astronaut. For 11 minutes.
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