Latest Parabola Stories

2010-04-12 09:42:00

TITUSVILLE, Fla., April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- On April 17 and again on the 24th, Zero Gravity Corporation's (ZERO-G), G-FORCE ONE will take off from the Space Coast Regional Airport offering fliers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to defy the laws of gravity. Guests will have the unique opportunity to float freely in complete weightlessness. ZERO-G is the first and only FAA-approved provider of commercial weightless flights. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100412/NE84639 )...

2010-03-09 15:38:00

LOS ANGELES, March 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Crystal Cruises is announcing yet another industry first: one-night excursions to Russia's former top secret Cosmonaut Training Center, Star City. From extreme G Forces and weightlessness to the "Final Challenge" in the world's largest hydrospace laboratory, intrepid Crystal guests can train like modern Russian Cosmonauts on some of the largest, most advanced space equipment in the world. Four distinct Crystal Adventures, available from St. Petersburg...

2009-06-22 12:55:16

The New York couple who became the first to marry in zero gravity said the high altitude ceremony was beautiful. Saturday's wedding of Noah Fulmor, 31, and Erin Finnegan, 30, was broken into 30-second segments as the Zero Gravity Corp.'s modified Boeing 727-200 aircraft made parabolic arcs high in the atmosphere to simulate moments of weightlessness, WKMG-TV, Orlando, Fla., reported Monday. When you're floating, and it's under control, it's beautiful, Fulmor said after returning to Earth at...

2009-04-22 15:54:50

The European Space Agency is offering European students the chance to conduct experiments in microgravity by taking part in the Fly your Thesis! program. The program enables university students to participate in a series of parabolic flights on the Airbus A300 Zero-G aircraft. Fly your Thesis! requires each team of students to design a scientific experiment to be performed in microgravity as part of their master's or doctoral thesis or research project. Officials said teams should register at...

2006-05-10 15:51:01

By Wes Orshoski NEW YORK (Billboard) - Metal band Tool plans to release a DVD single in the coming weeks to promote "Vicarious," the seven-minute single from its chart-topping new album. The group previously issued singles in this format for the tracks "Schism" and "Parabola," which both came from its previous album, 2001's "Lateralus." The new album, "10,000 Days," debuted at No. 1 on the U.S. charts Wednesday with career-best sales of 564,000 copies, according to Nielsen...

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