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I have a gigantic list of things I want to do in life, visiting the ISS has always been one of them. Absent a spare 60 million lying around to pay the Russians to take me with them to the International Space Station, I opted for the next best thing, experiencing weightlessness via Zero G. This company takes a specially modified 727-200 (aka G-Force One) and flies a series of parabolic arcs. Over and over the pilots put the plane in a steep climb to 34,000 feet, then a dive to around 24,000 feet so the occupants can experience the weightlessness of space. The FAA cleared a 10 mile wide, 100 mile long airspace for us.
Parabolic flights have been used for training for the past 50 years by NASA, The Russian Space Program and European Space Agency.
Weightlessness/Zero G. Awesome!