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Postby princess » Mon Dec 08, 2008 8:57 am

Call this the ramblings of an old woman if you like and I know I have mentioned this before, would having a weightless "ride" be something you would like to try, I for one would like to experience weightlessness, without having to get wet, how do Nasa train their pilots in weightlessness, I have seen rooms where they put people in to experience weightlessness on TV, watching Prof Stephen Hawkins, recently, in a room floating for one, so is it viable, how do they make it work, maybe not a thrill ride, but imo still something of interest. Anyone have any opinions on this.

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Postby Zamperla » Mon Dec 08, 2008 10:16 am

Last I heard there are 2 companies offering it, the most realistic experience achieved by nose-diving a modified 747 into freefall for a few minutes (seats taken out and turned into one giant padded cell) The Russians started doing it first followed by America.

Would be one very expensive carnival ride. I think the only other way is with a huge fan simulating sky-diving but this wouldn't be as realistic.

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Re: Gravity

Postby Zamperla » Mon Dec 08, 2008 10:27 am

I see a photo of none other than Steven Hawking by the US company offering it (USD$5,000) - http://www.gozerog.com/

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Postby princess » Mon Dec 08, 2008 10:44 am

Lol, Zamperla, when I win Lotto, something to consider. The 747 experience is not high on my prefrences, just for the record.
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Re: Gravity

Postby Hurricane » Mon Dec 08, 2008 2:29 pm

LOL, Just ride the Giant Drop Princess!
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Re: Gravity

Postby princess » Mon Dec 08, 2008 2:42 pm

Yep I definitely have a date with that Hurricane :D

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Postby Hurricane » Tue Dec 09, 2008 2:58 am

Lol, come up one week and I'll take you on it... or the Flycoaster! But yeah... I want to go Skydiving for my 18th... so Maybe you could come jump out of the perfectly save aeroplane with me Princess! :D
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Re: Gravity

Postby princess » Tue Dec 09, 2008 6:42 am

Hurricane that would not be a lovely experience, of weightlessness, that would be definitely a what goes up must come down scenario.


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