Zero Gravity Corporation To Take People On A Journey Like An Astronaut
A company, Zero Gravity Corporation, is providing a zero gravity flight out of the Long Beach airport. Scheduled to take place Sunday, Oct. 25, people who sign up on the company’s website will be put aboard G-FORCE ONE, a modified Boeing 727-200, where they will get to experience weightlessness during flight.
Signups are now underway at: www.gozerog.com.
“Long Beach is a city that appreciates adventure,” said Matt Gohd, ZERO-G’s CEO. “Whether floating like a seasoned astronaut or flipping with ease like an Olympic gymnast, we are offering incredible experiences our flyers won’t soon forget.”
The aircraft’s interior is a zero-gravity playroom, complete with padded floors and walls and video cameras to record the moments. When experiencing weightlessness, passengers 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 hang-time that would make LeBron James jealous.
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 a video.
The cost is $6,700 per person. You get about 7 1/2 total minutes of “hang time” in 30-second sessions.
The company’s COVID-19 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 three minutes.
The company is planning to return to Long Beach on March 13, 2021.