Wednesday, September 15, 2004

You Are Now Free To Float About The Cabin

Normally, no one besides the person I'll mention next would care about this, but the I needed an excuse to use the headline, as it was too good to pass up.

Xeni Jardin is a fairly prolific writer for outlets like Wired, NPR, and BoingBoing, where she is a co-editor. Any moment now (as she has been telling BoingBoing readers for a week), she will become one of the first civilians to get a ride on a commercial vomit comet flight. The flights are run by Zero Gravity Corp out of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Up until recently, zero gravity simulations were limited to either NASA crews, Russian space crews, or those paying megabucks to joyride on a Soyuz flight. Zero-G's flights can be had for a mere $3K US.


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