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Date: 11/27/08 06:03 AM

32 Responses to Zero Gravity Tourism

  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
    18940 posts
    November 27, 2008 at 6:43 am
    Link: Zero Gravity Tourism - If you`ve got a spare $3,800 dollars, you too can float like an astronaut. For 11 minutes.
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    Sajo Male 18-29
    436 posts
    November 27, 2008 at 6:49 am
    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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    satenya101 Female 18-29
    539 posts
    November 27, 2008 at 6:56 am
    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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    Poreka Female 13-17
    710 posts
    November 27, 2008 at 7:13 am
    If I get enough money, I am so doing that one day.
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    Llamaz Male 13-17
    339 posts
    November 27, 2008 at 7:15 am
    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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    xtremegamer Male 13-17
    97 posts
    November 27, 2008 at 7:22 am
    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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    WHOISIT12345 Male 18-29
    4394 posts
    November 27, 2008 at 7:49 am
    cool but too expensive :P
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    MORNAF1 Male 13-17
    557 posts
    November 27, 2008 at 8:07 am
    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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    Enchilada Female 70 & Over
    931 posts
    November 27, 2008 at 8:33 am
    Wow... that doesn`t even look like much fun. I would rather buy a trampoline and stick to that.
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    TalcumX Male 50-59
    561 posts
    November 27, 2008 at 8:37 am
    Llamaz LOL Good point!
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    h0ax_d3m0n Male 18-29
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    November 27, 2008 at 8:46 am
    thats $345 a minute, i wish i got paid that an hour never mind a minute.
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    Desumien Female 18-29
    374 posts
    November 27, 2008 at 9:03 am
    if only i were rich >_>
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    heartx3jess Female 18-29
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    November 27, 2008 at 10:06 am
    I bet you would feel really heavy after its over.
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    s0rd3dvis1on Male 18-29
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    November 27, 2008 at 10:10 am
    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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    vicious_liar Male 13-17
    1226 posts
    November 27, 2008 at 10:58 am
    Yeah...probably not worth it. I`d try it if it wasn`t that expensive...
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    capnmariam Female 18-29
    67 posts
    November 27, 2008 at 12:14 pm
    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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    Pilanus Male 18-29
    675 posts
    November 27, 2008 at 12:39 pm
    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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    BoomBox Male 13-17
    1232 posts
    November 27, 2008 at 1:41 pm
    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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    nerdtchn Male 13-17
    64 posts
    November 27, 2008 at 1:59 pm
    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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    opiebreath Female 18-29
    15774 posts
    November 27, 2008 at 2:31 pm
    Nicely put. Nerdtch.

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

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    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
    8306 posts
    November 27, 2008 at 3:52 pm
    11 minutes for $3800?? I was expecting like 30 seconds or something! I am SO doing that.
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    ianbeany1989 Male 18-29
    205 posts
    November 27, 2008 at 4:53 pm
    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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    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
    8306 posts
    November 27, 2008 at 5:01 pm
    > 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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    desisrule2 Male 18-29
    211 posts
    November 27, 2008 at 5:14 pm
    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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    SoCal Male 18-29
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    November 27, 2008 at 9:40 pm
    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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    mardraum Male 18-29
    220 posts
    November 28, 2008 at 1:24 am
    Uhhhh I don`t feel so gooooood *barf*.
    I hate gravity.
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    Vagrant86 Male 18-29
    2556 posts
    November 28, 2008 at 2:14 am
    thats also called a puke machine u know.
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    Michael442 Male 18-29
    12 posts
    November 28, 2008 at 6:48 am
    Qantas does it for free.
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    router52000 Male 18-29
    613 posts
    November 28, 2008 at 7:00 am
    haha im a pilot so i can do that alot cheaper than that
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    deathxtra Male 13-17
    2791 posts
    November 28, 2008 at 11:14 pm
    I know what I`m doing this weekend.
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    felena Female 13-17
    381 posts
    November 29, 2008 at 3:36 pm
    I would be strutting along the ceiling.
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    rezoccante Female 18-29
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    July 4, 2011 at 6:04 am
    Everyone should do that once in their lifes.

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