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Zero Gravity Corporation Brings Sky High Adventure to the Nation’s Capital with Exclusive Weightless Flight, July 4

June 23, 2010

WASHINGTON, June 23 /PRNewswire/ — On July 4, Zero Gravity Corporation’s (ZERO-G) G-FORCE ONE will take off from Dulles International Airport offering flyers a chance to experience independence from the law of gravity. Flyers will have the unique opportunity to float freely in complete weightlessness and celebrate the nation’s birthday onboard ZERO-G’s weightless flight. ZERO-G is the first and only FAA-approved provider of commercial weightless flights.

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Experiencing ZERO-G is a rare opportunity and many flyers have said it was amazing and life-changing. The weightless flight is an extraordinary and exciting luxury travel adventure. It is the only opportunity on Earth for the general public to experience true “weightlessness” without going to space.

ZERO-G flyers will receive:

  • Pre-flight training to maximize their ZERO-G Flight Experience
  • Private transportation to/from Dulles International Airport
  • ZERO-G flight suit and patch
  • Professional photos of your weightless experience
  • HD Video of their weightless experience
  • Post-flight Re-gravitation Celebration
  • Weightless flight award certificate
  • Branded ZERO-G gifts
  • The chance to experience the rare and exalted state of weightlessness

The weightless flight is a journey that offers guests the chance to float like an astronaut. The exceptional adventure allows guests to fly like Superman, flip like an Olympic gymnast, 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. To watch a preview of all the fun passengers will experience on this celebratory flight, please visit ZERO-G’s YouTube channel, GoZeroG, at http://www.youtube.com/user/gozerog#p/a/u/1/973mN7b75yk.

This is the identical weightless flight experience used by NASA to train its astronauts and used by Ron Howard and Tom Hanks to film Apollo 13. 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 suborbital flight into space. The ZERO-G Experience is offered at a price of $4,950 per seat plus tax. To reserve a seat, please e-mail info@gozerog.com, call 1 (888) 664-7284 or visit www.gozerog.com.

About ZERO-G

Zero Gravity Corporation (www.GoZeroG.com) 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 based in Vienna, VA and is the first and only FAA-approved provider of weightless flights 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 225 weightless flights and flown over 6,000 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 Inc. of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Aircraft operations take place under the same regulations set for large commercial passenger airliners.

SOURCE Zero Gravity Corporation


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