High rollers and adrenaline junkies can unite in zero gravity over Las Vegas, starting April 20, when Zero Gravity Corp. starts parabolic flights above Sin City.
The experience sounds pretty crazy. Here’s a description of the “ride” from an MSN article about it:
“The company takes a modified Boeing 727 to 32,000 feet at a sharp angle and then plunges 8,000 feet so passengers can experience 25-second snippets of zero gravity during the descent. As the plane climbs, passengers experience 25 seconds of being pushed down hard, as they feel 1.8 times the normal pull of the Earth. This is repeated 15 times.”
The floating part sounds fun, but the rest of it sounds to me like the sort of situation where you hope your seatmate didn’t hit the buffet right before boarding. Zero gravity comes with a hefty price tag: $3,675, but at least that includes tax and a champagne party after you return to earth.