Spya Komet

By Deane Barker on March 24, 2005

Sweden mines space for tourist dollars: Ten thousand dollars gets you on Sweden’s version of the Vomit Comet, starting this summer.

Late this summer, a company called Xero AB begins offering the first zero-gravity flights from Kiruna, 200 kilometers (124 miles) north of the Arctic Circle.

[…] Xero AB, founded in 2002 by Walter Allvin, will offer a series of four flights, scheduled two or three times a year, with 12 passengers on each flight.

The title of this post is a lame attempt to translate “Vomit Comet” into Swedish. Did you know that Swedish has seven different words for the English word “vomit”? Why so many words? Hmmmm.