Zero Gravity Corp. Brings Once-In-A-Lifetime Weightless Flight Experience to South Florida
As South Florida residents continue to look for ways to safely return to adventure, Zero Gravity Corporation (ZERO-G) is offering a chance to experience true weightlessness while soaring high above the earth’s surface. Taking off from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on November 7, 10, 11 and 12, ZERO-G will also offer three “Astronaut Experience” flights to celebrate the return of their research program later this month. Eager Fort Lauderdale thrill-seekers can register now at www.GoZeroG.com.
“Fort Lauderdale and its surrounding neighborhoods have always been a place that appreciates adventure, exploration and incredible space experiences,” said Matt Gohd, ZERO-G CEO. “We are excited to be a part of the scientific curiosity that South Florida is known for by offering an experience our flyers won’t soon forget.”
As the consumer space race heats up and interest in commercial space travel deepens, the flights offered by ZERO-G continue to be the only FAA-approved opportunities in the U.S. for Floridians to experience true weightlessness without actually going to space. Welcoming visitors and locals alike with all new health and safety standards, more South Florida takeoffs are expected to be added to ZERO-G’s flight schedule in the coming months. The current national flight schedule can be found here.
“Floating weightless like an astronaut is a bucket list item for many and we’re delighted that ZERO-G is bringing this experience to Greater Fort Lauderdale,” said Stacy Ritter, President at CEO of Visit Lauderdale. “I’m glad to see that pandemic protocols are in place so those that want to float above the earth and leave 2020 behind for a few minutes can do so safely.”
With a continued presence in the South Florida market, ZERO-G is a proud advocate of space exploration and advancement. In addition to consumer flights, ZERO-G’s Weightless Lab has launched nearly 300 research and education flights to date, proving itself a global leader in parabolic microgravity research for academia, corporate, government and non-profit organizations. At a fraction of the cost of consumer flights in development, ZERO-G’s dedication to discovery is paving the way for the general public to enjoy the wonders of interstellar travel.
The Weightless Flight Experience
Each ZERO-G mission is designed for maximum fun. Flyers will board G-FORCE ONE®, ZERO-G’s specially modified Boeing 727 that uses parabolic arcs to make achieving weightlessness easier than ever. The aircraft’s interior is a zero-gravity playroom, complete with padded floors and walls and video cameras to record the unforgettable moments. When experiencing weightlessness, guests can fly the length of an airplane cabin, pour water in the air and watch the droplets hover before their eyes, release a handful of M&M’s and chase them down like a game of human Pac-Man, and enjoy 10-times more hang-time than the world’s best basketball player.
Valued at $6,700 per person, the ZERO-G experience includes breakfast, flight training, 15 periods of weightlessness, a ZERO-G flight suit, ZERO-G merchandise – including a branded mask, a certificate of weightless completion and photos and video to remember this unforgettable experience.
For flyers who are extra curious about the cosmos, ZERO-G also will offer a limited number of “Astronaut Experience” seats on a series of exclusive flights taking place November 10, 11 and 12. These special weightless adventures will have 30 parabolas per flight – nearly twice that of normal flights – offering a more extreme experience. Mirroring real-life astronaut training with close to 15 minutes of weightless time, these rare flights are being offered in conjunction with ZERO-G’s upcoming research flights and start at $7,865 per seat.
Health & Safety
The company’s updated health and safety plan includes pre-flight pulse and temperature checks, as well as the required use of personal protective equipment provided by ZERO-G. Additionally, ZERO-G has reduced flight capacities by 30 percent to not only allow for adequate social distancing, but to also create even more room for guests to float freely. During all flights, a full cabin exchange with external air will occur every 3 minutes. To find more details regarding ZERO-G’s health and safety plan, click here.
For more information about ZERO-G, please visit www.gozerog.com.