Press Release

Media Alert: ZERO-G To Offer Public ‘Astronaut Training’ Weightless Flights in the United States

By SpaceRef Editor
October 9, 2002
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FAA approval granted for Commercial Weightless Flights using a modified Boeing 727 aircraft.  ZERO-G to serve Entertainment, Research and Education markets.

WHEN: Monday October 14, 2002 at 2:00 PM (Central Time)

WHERE: World Space Congress 2002-Houston, TX

Press Briefing Room- George R. Brown Convention Center

1001 Avenida de las Americas, Houston, TX

WHAT: Press Conference to introduce ZERO-G and the upcoming markets for U.S. commercial parabolic flights

Zero Gravity Corporation (ZERO-G®) has successfully completed its FAA test flights demonstrating a specially modified Boeing 727-200 for parabolic flights.  ZERO-G has also received clearance from the FAA to operate parabolic flights under Part-121 within the United States.  The Company will begin operations in early 2003.

Parabolic flight is the only way to create sustained weightlessness without going into space. For years, NASA has used its KC-135 aircraft to train astronauts and prepare experiments for spaceflight.  Led by a world-class team of experienced professionals, ZERO-G will soon provide this incredible experience on a commercial basis to the entertainment, education, scientific, and research communities.

WHO: Principals of Zero Gravity Corporation (ZERO G®)

  • Dr. Peter H. Diamandis, Chairman & CEO
  • Dr. Byron K. Lichtenberg, President
  • Mr. Alan Ladwig, COO and VP-Government Relations
  • Mr. Robert K. Williams, VP-Special Programs
  • Mr. George T. Whitesides, VP-Marketing & Sales

Information, Photos and Video are available by contacting Diane Murphy (; tel: 626-429-0709 (cell) or 202-662-1280 (office)

For more information, visit:
Ian Murphy

Media Relations

Federal City Communications Corp.

Suite 975 National Press Building

529 14th Street N.W.

Washington D.C. 20045

(202) 662-1280

SpaceRef staff editor.