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alokmohan

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GLOBALLY INSPIRING EDUCATION IN SCIENCE, MATH AND INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATION <br /><br />World Space Week Youth Inspiration Program Joins Students from Bahrain, Bangladesh, Nigeria, Colombia, Czech Republic, Thailand, China, Norway and United States to Symbolically Launch Humankind's Next 50 Years in Space <br /><br />LAS VEGAS - September 26, 2007 - On October 6, nine exceptional students from around the world will commemorate the 50th anniversary of space age and experience weightlessness for the first time on a zero-gravity flight from McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas. This flight will serve to inspire students worldwide to excel in education, demonstrate international cooperation and visibly launch humankind's next 50 years in space. The flight is part of the global celebration of United Nations-declared World Space Week, October 4-10. <br /><br />"For this Youth Inspiration Program, we selected nine students who are role models for the students of the world," said World Space Week Association President Dennis Stone. The students selected, all age 15-18, are Mohamed Selais of Bahrain, Rafiqul, Islam of Bangladesh, Adeolu Akano of http://www.spaceref.com/news/viewpr.nl.html?pid=23622<br />
 
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If you can get enough money together for one of these rather expensive zero gravity trips, go for it. The sensation is so strange it's beyond description. You lose all of your senses such as up and down and sometimes even become disoriented and don't know if you are looking up or looking down. <br /><br />My 4th flight was with Zero G Corporation and went under the sponsorship of some soda pop company so I didn't have to absorb the whole cost. Not only that I got to experience 5 moon parabolas, 5 Mars parabolas and 10 parabolas where I was completely weightless floating around all over the place. <br /><br />Hope they have something like this again, because customers sure don't get that much now and the price is getting really high. But, it's worth it to experience this sensation. Something you will always remember. <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><strong><font size="3" color="#99cc00">.....Shuttle me up before I get tooooooooo old and feeble.....</font></strong></p><p><strong></strong></p><p><strong><font size="4" color="#ff6600">---Happiness is winning a huge lottery--- </font></strong></p> </div>
 
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I'm sure glad that I got in on one of the very first flights. The prices of today, will make your hair stand on end and that is why I think I'm gonna try to find sponsorship for my next flight. <br /><br />Stayed in communications with the Zero-G Corporation while all this was going on. In fact I started contacting them a couple of years before they got their first flight off the ground and was still trying to get FAA approval. <br /><br />I was checking out one of those flights awhile back and they were wanting more than 8000 bucks, for the privilege of being with Buzz Adrin. Astronauts put one leg in their pants at a time like everyone else. And if they think I'm going to pay that kind of money just to get to see an astronaut, they are barking up the wrong tree. <br /><br />I would love to be an astronaut and have the opportunity to go in space, but I want people to see me on their levels. Except for their jobs they are like anyone else. Or is it that I have talked to too many astronauts making my mind numb? <img src="/images/icons/laugh.gif" /> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><strong><font size="3" color="#99cc00">.....Shuttle me up before I get tooooooooo old and feeble.....</font></strong></p><p><strong></strong></p><p><strong><font size="4" color="#ff6600">---Happiness is winning a huge lottery--- </font></strong></p> </div>
 
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fatal291

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if you spin around in your computer chair REALLY fast you can get the same feeling for free.. although it only lasts for a few seconds you can close your eyes if you wish.
 
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para3

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I have already spun around in my computer chair really fast. While it's a lot of fun and I experience strange sensations, it isn't the same as zero-gravity. I should know, shouldn't I?<br /><br />Oh, how I would love to take another zero-gravity flight just like the one I took at Weaver Aerospace. This one was by far the best. <img src="/images/icons/laugh.gif" /><br /><br />Anyone need a photog to shoot a video on future zero gravity flights? I'm serious. <img src="/images/icons/wink.gif" /> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><strong><font size="3" color="#99cc00">.....Shuttle me up before I get tooooooooo old and feeble.....</font></strong></p><p><strong></strong></p><p><strong><font size="4" color="#ff6600">---Happiness is winning a huge lottery--- </font></strong></p> </div>
 
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(not trying to sound sarcastic) how much is zero grav from deep sea diving? i know they do the tests involving water before space flight missions so i was just wondering how is floating in water like 0g. im not a good swimmer at all so i would not know how either feels really but i do plan to learn the water part atleast.
 
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alokmohan

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You have been there once.What is the cost you did not tell.What is the cost?
 
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You aren't being sarcastic. Going in a neutral bouyancy tank wearing a spacesuit type system would only be a fraction of the cost and would be the closest thing you will get to zero gravity in a plane. <br /><br />The only place I can think of is the United States Space Camp in Huntsville Alabama, where a person can go into a neutral bouyancy tank with a spacesuit system simulating what astronauts experience. And the nice part about it-you don't even have to know how to swim or don't need a diver's certification.<br /><br />Rather than take another zero gravity flight, I will probably go through space camp training, which includes the neutral bouyancy experience, for senior citizens. I'm now looking for another place with a neutral bouyancy tank, but not having much luck, so the space camp is the only option I have. The first time I went through this space camp they didn't have a neutral bouyance tank.<br /><br />Zero Gravity flights (preferred) are very expensive. But, I cannot give you a cost since I bought this as a package, which included my roundtrip tickets, hotel and zero gravity flight. There were other things in this package as well, which I don't remember now. I was one of the first to fly on G-Force One. And this flight was heavily sponsored, so I was only paying a fraction of the cost. <br /><br />As a result of my first zero gravity flight at Edwards Air Force Base with Weaver Aerospace in 1996, I was very aware of a possible market for such flights. I kept in touch with Peter Diamandis for about 2 years before the first zero gravity flight took place by the Zero G Corporation which is why I was on one of the 2 maiden flights. <br /><br />But, business for the Zero G Corporation is waning because they stipulate now that they can cancel a flight if the plane is less than 60% full. This clause was never in their contract before. <br /><br /><br />You all can type in Zero Gravity Flight in your search box and click. There are many websites selling these <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><strong><font size="3" color="#99cc00">.....Shuttle me up before I get tooooooooo old and feeble.....</font></strong></p><p><strong></strong></p><p><strong><font size="4" color="#ff6600">---Happiness is winning a huge lottery--- </font></strong></p> </div>
 
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There's a huge difference between zero buoyancy and microgravity, though.<br /><br />In a pool, while the object might not sink, the mass is slowed by resistance against the water.<br /><br />In space, the mass is not slowed at all unless "acted on by an outside force".<br /><br />It's an interesting question I'd like to ask some of the spacewalkers.<br />Specifically, how different is the experience of handling mass in space and in the pool? <br /><br />MW <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><font color="#000080"><em><font color="#000000">But the Krell forgot one thing John. Monsters. Monsters from the Id.</font></em> </font></p><p><font color="#000080">I really, really, really, really miss the "first unread post" function</font><font color="#000080"> </font></p> </div>
 
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Also buyoancy is a "feeling" whereas microgravity a "state". Human body fluids may function differently in micro-g. (im not totally sure about this, forgive me if im wrong). And if body fluids are affected astronauts may feel completely different inside.
 
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I agree with everyone here. The only thing I'm getting at is a person gets to float around in a neutral bouyancy tank.<br /><br />Because of the pressure and resistance of the water plus gravity because of the lack of speed, my body doesn't feel any different out of water than in. However, like zero gravity people can feel 3 times their weight if in the water too long. I used water to test my own experiment with great success and presented my invention to NASA. But, with NASA, it is either their way or the highway.<br /><br />My body completely feel different under zero gravity, so let's get this thing into perspective and simply look at this as floating around in the water. And strangely enough, if I move certain ways in the water, I experience some of the same sensations I have under zero gravity.<br /><br />So, instead of nitpicking over every D*&N thing let's try to look at this as the fun thing to do. <br /><br />I'm still planning on going to the Space Camp again since they now have a neutral bouyancy tank. I would like to go this spring. <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><strong><font size="3" color="#99cc00">.....Shuttle me up before I get tooooooooo old and feeble.....</font></strong></p><p><strong></strong></p><p><strong><font size="4" color="#ff6600">---Happiness is winning a huge lottery--- </font></strong></p> </div>
 
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