Ride the Vomit Comet: Try Life in Zero Gravity
Feb. 10 (Bloomberg) -- Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic has teamed up with the Zero G corporation to give anyone who has already purchased a $250,000 ticket a chance to get acclimated to the experience of zero gravity. Bloomberg's Cory Johnson traveled down to Cape Canaveral to try it out and break down the business of weightlessness. (Source: Bloomberg) -- Subscribe to Bloomberg on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/Bloomberg Bloomberg Television offers extensive coverage and analysis of international business news and stories of global importance. It is available in more than 310 million households worldwide and reaches the most affluent and influential viewers in terms of household income, asset value and education levels. With production hubs in London, New York and Hong Kong, the network provides 24-hour continuous coverage of the people, companies and ideas that move the markets.
My Zero-G Flight
Here's some footage taken from my Zero-G flight. This was a flight sponsored by YouTube Space Lab and Lenovo. Finalists of the YouTube Space Lab competition were given the chance to go on a Zero-G flight and bring a family member. Here's a link to the YouTube Space Lab flight (same flight as mine but from the perspective of the students who won): https://youtu.be/37XEjuSKZEk
Zero G Flight - Parabolic Flight With The Airbus A300 Of Novespace
Because of Novespace's (owner of the Airbus Zero G) decision to reorganise the commercial flights after June 17, 2015 - we will not be able to offer the European zeroG flights at the moment. The flight with our customers (already booked) will happen on June 17, 2015, with Novespace's new Airbus A-310 "Zero G". But no of the sellers will be able to offer new upcoming flights after April 29. Sorry about this and thanks for your understanding. Beginning with 2013 also Europe has now its own possibility that you will feel the awesome feeling of weightlessness: from two destinations, Bordeaux and Paris (Le Bourget) the Airbus A300 of "Novespace" will take you to weightlessness conditions! You will feel during the 2 hours flight 15 parabolas, 2 Mars G (1/3 G Earth gravity), 2 Moon G (1/6 G Earth gravity) and 11 Zero G (0G). The special flight manoeuvres of the Airbus will make this parabolic flight very comfortable for you. You are seated during ascent and descent, and you will have a lot of space still around you! All flights will be attending from Jean-FranÃ§ois Clervoy, European Space Agency astronaut, Novespace Chairman. Song "Atmosphere" by DigitalR3public https://soundcloud.com/digitalr3public
Zero G parabolic flight view
View through the window of the A300 Zero-G Airbus (Novespace) during a parabola generating 22 seconds of weightlesness. A fantastic experience.