Your Own Vomit Comet

By Deane Barker on October 9, 2003

Welcome to the Zero-G Corp.: A commercial rendition of the “Vomit Comet” plane they use to train astronauts. It climbs really high in the atmosphere then arcs downward so everyone is weightless for 30 seconds. They shot all the weightless scenes from Apollo 13 in a plane like this.

“Picture this. You are on an airplane cutting through clouds at over 500 mph. Smoothly, the plane noses over into a steep descent, as if it were a dolphin swimming in the blue sea. Soon you are floating in air and for the next 25 seconds, you are weightless. It’s a feeling of true freedom, a place where the impossible becomes real. It’s the stuff dreams are made of.”

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