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I want to do this. I probably never will, but I want to.

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Where does this ride take place?
How much does it cost?
How long does it last?
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Richard H. Lemmon wrote:
Where does this ride take place?
How much does it cost?
How long does it last?
They are offered by NASA and USAF for free if you join the right team
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FWIW Matt Groening (rhymes with raining) is the creator of The Simpsons and David X Cohen is the force behind Futurama.
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Richard H. Lemmon wrote:
Where does this ride take place?
How much does it cost?
How long does it last?
Here are some answers.
http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20090724122354AAjf73V
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I think it costs about $5,000.00, which is why my chances of doing it are pretty slim.
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Wooooooo hoooooooo!!!! The Vomit Comet!!! I always wanted to do that. Too impossible to even put on my bucket list though.
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Hey... Wait a minute. On Monday I noticed I was up to four roundels. Now this afternoon I see that I have three and a half. Not that those things don't happen, but .... May I say WTF??? I can't imagine anything that I said in the last few days that was in the negative or offensive... Certainly not enough to get a negative enough to go down half a roundel. I'm a bit put off here. Someone is being a bit mean methinks.
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Hey... Wait a minute. On Monday I noticed I was up to four roundels. Now this afternoon I see that I have three and a half. Not that those things don't happen, but .... May I say WTF??? I can't imagine anything that I said in the last few days that was in the negative or offensive... Certainly not enough to get a negative enough to go down half a roundel. I'm a bit put off here. Someone is being a bit mean methinks.
You could have only made it by one vote and maybe someone meant to give you another thumbs up but accidentally hit thumbs down knocking you back to three and a half.

I gave you a thumbs up for a different post and you're back to four.
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thank you. I don't know why it bugged me but it did.
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There is a possible cheaper option, although it may take some work to find the right place. Call an FBO (Fixed Base Operator) in your area, there maybe one that is willing to give rides and do the zero g maneuver or what is called the floating pen trick. If someone will do the flight, it may run in the $200-$300 range depending on length of flight and actual costs which can vary depending on area or equipment cost. It may have to be in an aerobatic aircraft which will may have more restrictive limits.

The thing about it is you would be able to get brief experiences with zero g's but you would have to be buckled in so it wouldn't be what you see in the video where they are moving around and jumping.
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Mutt The Hoople wrote:
thank you. I don't know why it bugged me but it did.
+1 thumbs up from me too. Can't imagine why anyone would rate you negative.
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Does indoor skydiving have the same feel? Anyone know?
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My brother has ridden that. He was the videographer for a bunch of teachers doing it.
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I saw a clip on Monday on the CNN webpage about an outfit flying an old jet trainer for fighter jet flights and a twin turboprop for 0G flights for civilians...

I'll see later if I can find the clip again.
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Rae wrote:
Does indoor skydiving have the same feel? Anyone know?
I haven't done either so I'm just making suppositions but I think that although you can do similar things the feel would be very different as you are still subject to the force of gravity and are being buffeted by 120 mph winds to counteract it when indoor skydiving whereas the vomit comet type experience should feel like the force of gravity has just been eliminated.
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Does indoor skydiving have the same feel? Anyone know?
Not the same feeling of indoor skydiving at all. I've done that and parabolic fliying in an aerobatic plane. The feeling of being weightless is totally different than the feeling of being held up on a column of fast moving air.
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There is a possible cheaper option, although it may take some work to find the right place. Call an FBO (Fixed Base Operator) in your area, there maybe one that is willing to give rides and do the zero g maneuver or what is called the floating pen trick. If someone will do the flight, it may run in the $200-$300 range depending on length of flight and actual costs which can vary depending on area or equipment cost. It may have to be in an aerobatic aircraft which will may have more restrictive limits.

The thing about it is you would be able to get brief experiences with zero g's but you would have to be buckled in so it wouldn't be what you see in the video where they are moving around and jumping.
My dad is a flight instructor, he has passed a soda from the front to the back of the plane before using 0 G maneuvers. The feeling when you're dropping like that is fun.
Wish he had a cargo plane in the fleet, but they're private planes not commercial, so they are small Pipers and Cessna.
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I'm waiting for it to show up on Groupon.
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WEB-Tech wrote:
bulldog89 wrote:
There is a possible cheaper option, although it may take some work to find the right place. Call an FBO (Fixed Base Operator) in your area, there maybe one that is willing to give rides and do the zero g maneuver or what is called the floating pen trick. If someone will do the flight, it may run in the $200-$300 range depending on length of flight and actual costs which can vary depending on area or equipment cost. It may have to be in an aerobatic aircraft which will may have more restrictive limits.

The thing about it is you would be able to get brief experiences with zero g's but you would have to be buckled in so it wouldn't be what you see in the video where they are moving around and jumping.
My dad is a flight instructor, he has passed a soda from the front to the back of the plane before using 0 G maneuvers. The feeling when you're dropping like that is fun.
Wish he had a cargo plane in the fleet, but they're private planes not commercial, so they are small Pipers and Cessna.
Any bags should be closed, otherwise if you perform the maneuver wrong the contents will be all over the plane. Laughing emoticon
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JerryG wrote:
I'm waiting for it to show up on Groupon.
+1 LOL... Good one. I wish!!!!
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For the well-heeled amongst us, there is the 'slightly' more expensive ten to fifteen minute version being offered by Virgin Galactic right here in New Mexico. Our state (one of the poorest in the country) even built the first official 'spaceport' available for commercial use to accommodate the passengers!, at a cost of only $200+ million...

I think flights start at about $250,000 apiece and they have several hundred reservations. Regular commercial flights are supposed to start as early as this winter.

http://www.virgingalactic.com

http://www.virgingalactic.com/booking/
The mothership... Already flying in California and New Mexico.
The mothership... Already flying in California and New Mexico.
Artist's rendition of the spaceport.
Artist's rendition of the spaceport.
The actual spaceport as it looks right now...
The actual spaceport as it looks right now...
The space pod...
The space pod...
The flight trajectory...
The flight trajectory...
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I get people a few moments of zero-G regularly at my part time job..... See www.milehighgliding.com and come on by.....we'll leave the lights on.
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Mutt The Hoople wrote:
Hey... Wait a minute. On Monday I noticed I was up to four roundels. Now this afternoon I see that I have three and a half. Not that those things don't happen, but .... May I say WTF??? I can't imagine anything that I said in the last few days that was in the negative or offensive... Certainly not enough to get a negative enough to go down half a roundel. I'm a bit put off here. Someone is being a bit mean methinks.
So your roundels are weightless, not going up or down!
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