Do you feel regular flights are too boring and are awaiting the next big innovation in flight technology? If yes, then we have some good news for you. Zero-gravity flights, also known as Zero-G are here, all thanks to Zero Gravity Corporation. It is a privately held space entertainment and tourism company working with the aim of making space experiences accessible on Earth. By Kumar Shree
Those who nurture the dream of experiencing space but ditch the idea due to lack of funds can rejoice. It is now possible to experience space’s weightlessness and zero-gravity on Earth. How, you might ask? All thanks to Zero-gravity flights called Zero-G! The flight is all set to take travellers on a 12-city tour in the USA. It is the only plane in America to be certified for these zero-gravity flights. This is big news as you canotherwise only avail these experiences at the International Space Station (ISS).
The Zero-G flight is a modified Boeing 727 called G-Force One. Travellers will have to wear special flight suits, and will experience 15 segments of weightlessness. Once zero gravity kicks in, you are free to experiment. You can choose to go for that aerial back flip, swim in the air, or even take a Superman flight in onboard! Now that’s what we call taking things to another level!
The stops for this flight will be made at Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Austin, Texas, Houston, Miami, New England, New York, Orlando, Florida, Washington DC, San Francisco, and Seattle.
While the cost for this experience is far less than flying to the ISS itself, it still comes at a price. You will need to shell out USD 5,400 (INR 3,85,578) plus five per cent tax for a single-seat package on this flight. The package covers breakfast, lunch, professional photographs, and seven to eight minutes of zero-gravity experience. The flight has a total of 34 seats on sale. So what are you waiting for? Go book that experience!