SOURCE: Zero Gravity Corporation

Zero Gravity Corporation

October 14, 2009 17:43 ET

Zero Gravity Corporation Reduces Prices to Celebrate 5th Anniversary of Flying

ZERO-G to Offer Discount Off of Ticket Price to Commemorate Five Years of Successful Weightless Flights

VIENNA, VA--(Marketwire - October 14, 2009) - In honor of Zero Gravity Corporation's (ZERO-G®) fifth anniversary of offering weightless flights, the company is slashing prices off of its next scheduled flight. ZERO-G is discounting all regularly priced tickets to celebrate five years of flipping, floating and flying. Guests will have the opportunity to redeem this special offer by calling 703.894.2188 or by visiting www.gozerog.com and using the promo code 5YEAR.

ZERO-G, the first and only FAA-approved provider of commercial weightless flights, will host its exclusive Weightless Experience on Saturday, October 31 from Fort Lauderdale International Airport.

ZERO-G is bringing the popular, one-of-a-kind flights back to southern Florida. Guests will have the opportunity to lighten up in complete weightlessness onboard G-FORCE ONE, ZERO-G's specially modified Boeing 727-200 aircraft. The weightless experience is an exciting entry-level space tourism adventure. It is the only opportunity on Earth for the general public to experience the spine-chilling effects of true "weightlessness" without going to space.

Each ZERO-G mission is designed for maximum enjoyment. The aircraft's interior is complete with padded floors and walls and video cameras to record the unforgettable moments. When experiencing zero gravity, guests can fly the length of an airplane cabin like superman, flip like an Olympic gymnast, 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. It's not simulated; ZERO-G replicates the same levels of weightlessness enjoyed on Mars (1/3-gravity), the moon (1/6-gravity), and zero gravity. It's an experience unlike any other!

ZERO-G guests will receive:

--  Pre-flight training to maximize their ZERO-G Experience
--  Private transportation to/from the airport
--  ZERO-G flight suit and patch
--  Personal photography by a world-class photographer
--  Post-flight re-gravitation party
--  Weightless flight award certificate
--  Branded ZERO-G gifts
--  The chance to experience the rare and exalted state of weightlessness
    

Weightless flight is a rare, unique opportunity to experience the total absence of gravity. Ozzy Osbourne, Joey Fatone, Rob Dyrdek, Buzz Aldrin, Martha Stewart, Princess Beatrice of York, Professor Stephen Hawking, Billy Bush, Burt Rutan, Amy Grant, Miles O'Brien, and cast members of "The Apprentice," and "The Biggest Loser" are just a few notable passengers who've flown with ZERO-G and proclaimed it to be one of the most thrilling experiences of their lives.

Flights last approximately two hours and deliver 15 separate weightless experiences, each lasting about 30 seconds. This is twice the amount of weightless time achieved in a typical sub-orbital flight into space. For more information, or to see pictures and video of the experience, visit www.gozerog.com.

About ZERO-G

Zero Gravity Corporation is a privately held space entertainment and tourism company whose mission is to make the excitement and adventure of weightlessness accessible to the public. ZERO-G is the first and only FAA-approved provider of weightless flight to the general public, as well as the entertainment and film industries; corporate and incentive market; non-profit research and education sectors; and government.

Founded in 1993, ZERO-G is led by a world-class team of veteran astronauts and experienced business leaders. The company was co-founded by X PRIZE Chairman and space visionary, Dr. Peter H. Diamandis; veteran astronaut, Dr. Byron K. Lichtenberg, and NASA Engineer Ray Cronise. The team spent more than a decade working to bring the marvel of weightless flight to the public.

Since launching the ZERO-G Experience in September 2004, the company has conducted more than 175 weightless flights and flown over 5,000 members of the public, including celebrities and media personalities, corporate charters, science and math teachers, and individuals age eight to 93.

ZERO-G operates under the highest safety standards as set by the FAA (Part-121) with its partner Amerijet International of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Aircraft operations take place under the same regulations set for large commercial passenger airliners.

Contact Information

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