今日双色球开奖结果 www.xnzvqg.com.cn LAS VEGAS?– You don’t want to drink the night before this high-altitude?adventure.
The attraction is?called Zero-G, and it puts tourists on the only plane in the United States certified for zero gravity flights – the kind of weightlessness possible on the International Space Station.
“It’s like being an astronaut,” said Zero Gravity Corp. CEO Matt Gohd in a phone interview with the Reno Gazette-Journal, which is part of?the USA TODAY Network. ?
Zero-G has released its 2020 flight schedule,?an expanded 12-city tour that includes stops in Atlanta; Austin, Texas; Houston;?Las Vegas;?Los Angeles;?Miami;?New England; New York; Orlando, Florida; San Francisco; Seattle and Washington, D.C.
Zero gravity elevates the cabin to superhero status.?Here, you can?soar like Superman?or flip like an Olympic gymnast.
Here's how it works
To achieve zero gravity, the pilot performs an acrobatic aerial maneuver called a parabola.
More simply, the pilot must draw a lowercase ‘n’ in the sky – the nose of the plane pointed in extreme angles first at outer space and later at the earth.
In Las Vegas, the plane leaves McCarran International Airport and flies above uninhabited?Arizona land.
The pilot must fly the plane to 24,000 feet, the altitude where he gradually pulls up the nose of the plane to an angle of about 45 degrees.
At 32,000 feet, the plane “pushes over” the peak of the parabola. For about 30 seconds, everyone on board feels what it would be like to float through outer space.?
But the G-Force One?is equipped to give passengers a range of experiences.
The pilot performs two additional parabola flights designed to give you the feeling both lunar – one-sixth of your weight –?and Martian gravity –?one-third of your weight.
Each is created by flying a larger arc over the parabola top.
Passengers are advised to avoid drinking and greasy foods before the flight. The provided pre-flight meal is typically a bagel – high carbs, low protein –?to curtail sickness in the cabin.
How much does a ZERO-G flight cost
For one seat on a Zero-G flight, it’ll cost $5,400 plus 5 percent tax. The package includes breakfast, lunch, professional photos – and seven to eight minutes?of weightlessness.
Charter flights are also available: $55,000 plus 5% tax for 12 seats on a flight. Each flight carries a maximum capacity of 34 seats.
A chartered flight for 12 seats with fewer than 12 passengers allows extra space for flips, somersaults, handstands and other tricks possible with weightlessness.
A private Zero-G flight is a little pricier: $165,000 plus tax.
Who’s flying the plane?
His name is Erich Domitrovits, and he’s performed more than 5,000 parabola flights.
Passengers on his plane have included Tony Hawk, Stephen Hawking, Buzz Aldrin, Peter Jackson, George Takei, Justin Bieber, Kate Upton, Martha Stewart, The Osbournes and Ashton Kutcher.
The morning before his tryout flight, Domitrovits was taken to a Jack in the Box. There he ate greasy breakfast tacos with coffee and orange juice – a meal no passenger should eat before a Zero-G flight if they want to avoid sickness.
Domitrovits survived his tryout without getting sick, and he landed the job.
To this day, Domitrovits eats greasy buffet food before his flights. His favorite? Bacon and eggs.
Although he’s piloted the plane thousands of times, Domitrovits has a secret.
“I’ve never had the experience in the back of the plane,” he said.
A look at the full schedule:
- Atlanta – March?21
- Austin – April 4; Oct.?3
- Houston – March 28; June 6; Nov. 7
- Las Vegas – April 25; Aug. 15; Oct. 31
- Los Angeles – Feb.?15; April 18; June 27; July?25; Oct. 24
- Miami – Feb. 29; March 7; May 23; Aug. 29; Nov.?21
- New England – May 3
- New York – May 9; Sept. 26
- Washington, D.C.?– May 16; Sept. 19
- Orlando – Feb. 22; May 30; Sept.?12; Nov. 14
- San Francisco – April 11; June 13; Aug. 1; Oct.?17
- Seattle – June 20; Aug. 8; Oct.?10
Ed Komenda writes about Las Vegas for the Reno Gazette Journal and USA Today Network.
This article originally appeared on Reno Gazette-Journal: 'Like being an astronaut': Zero gravity flights coming to 12 US cities