Parabolic Flight

SHAUN THE SHEEP COMPLETES ASTRONAUT TRAINING WITH ESA

Children’s film character Shaun the Sheep has completed his microgravity training ahead of the launch of his second animated feature film Farmageddon – and just in time for the 50th anniversary of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landing on the Moon. Shaun flew recently under the supervision of an ESA team on the special Airbus […]

FLOAT LIKE NEIL ARMSTRONG WITH SPECIAL WEIGHTLESS FLIGHT HONORING APOLLO 11’S 50TH ANNIVERSARY

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the iconic Apollo 11 lunar landing in 1969, Zero Gravity Corporation (ZERO-G) will take fans of the cosmos where few have gone before. Taking off July 20 from Space Florida’s Launch and Landing Facility (formerly the NASA Shuttle Landing Facility) at the Cape Canaveral Spaceport, ZERO-G will offer Apollo enthusiasts the […]

ORION SPACESUITS TESTED IN REDUCED GRAVITY ENVIRONMENT

NASA is testing the spacesuits being developed for Orion on the agency’s C9 aircraft, which can fly a series of parabolas to simulate a weightless environment for brief periods. Engineers are using a mockup of Orion’s cabin in the aircraft to evaluate how astronauts can get into their seats during various operational scenarios, perform tasks […]

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