Experiencing zero gravity is part of the budding
space tourism industry. Prior to blasting-off to space, critical
preparations are now being conducted to acquaint space tourists
about relevant conditions once they are inside the spacecraft.
Passengers must be made ready to deal with zero gravity or
weightlessness that they will be subjected to, once they hit
an altitude of over 60 to 80 miles. Traveling to the vast
frontier may be exhilarating though tourists must be physically
ready to accept the challenge.
Some of our enterprising businessmen are cashing in on the
space tourism craze that is truly inevitable. To prepare tourists
for the space travel, corporations have been given the go
signal by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to conduct
zero gravity or weightless flights for everybody else who
needs to experience the sensation of floating in space.
Floating free in space is the kind of stuff only astronauts
are familiar with, while regular folks can only dream about
it because of the limited possibility of one entering the
NASA domain, especially at taxpayer's expense. So, with this
new development, others who would want a first hand experience
will just have to book seat and brave the feeling of zero
Literally, these zero gravity weightlessness flights have
been intended for countless space tourists who want to establish
a healthy response to suborbital and orbital space travel.
The main objective of this corporation is to mimic the excitement
and adventure of space travel that is accessible to the public
in a safe, fun and less costly fashion without even leaving
Who could forget the words uttered in 1962 by John
Glenn, Americas first orbital trekker while safely strapped
in his single-seat capsule "Zero G and I feel fine".
It surely sounded like the words of pioneers in space travel
that has cultivated and magnified the curiosity felt by regular
Johnny's just like you and me.
To provide the zero gravity sensation in space travel, a
modified Boeing 727-200 aircraft, called the "G-Force
One" is performing the aerobatic stunts and parabolic
flight patterns that defy the earth's gravity; thus creating
the effect of weightlessness for several seconds on the different
maneuvers that it intends to perform. Full effect of zero
gravity is achieved when the aircraft does a 10,000-foot roller
coaster stunt, usually conducted between 22,000 and 32,000
feet above (altitude) the earth. The experience is quite stimulating
and at the same time disturbing according to the privileged
few who experienced the sensation aboard a NASA aircraft known
as the Vomit Comet.
Zero gravity will undoubtedly be fun, particularly for the
adventurous folks. Flights are available for those up for
this adventure. The Zero-G experience will be a full day program
under the instruction of a veteran astronaut. Patrons will
experience what it would be like on Mars (1/3 of earths gravity),
the lunar sensation (moons gravity is 1/6th that of earth)
and zero gravity, the feeling of floating freely.