In today's Wired News, a report I filed on my experience in zero gravity earlier this week. Also, on today's edition of the NPR show "Day to Day," I speak with host Noah Adams and share sounds from the weightless joyride. In space, no one can hear you squeal.
Image: floating with other passengers, including Dr. Buzz Aldrin and Zero Gravity Corporation founder Dr. Peter Diamandis, on board G-Force One. Shot by Jim Campbell.
Link to Wired News story.
Link to NPR Day to Day: "Zero Gravity Flight" audio and images.
More images: Alan M. Ladwig, former NASA Assoc. Admininstrator, now COO of Zero-G Corp, coaches me and others into weightless backflips -- Link (image: Jim Campbell). Passengers assume seated pose during the heavy-g "pullup" period prior to a weightless parabola -- Link. (XJ) NASA astronaut and space celebrity Dr. Buzz Aldrin is superman -- Link. (JC) Dr. Aldrin hovers -- Link. (JC) Flight attendant and CalTech researcher Loretta Hidalgo gives pre-flight emergency safety instructions -- Link. (XJ) "G-Force One" in hangar before liftoff -- Link. (XJ) Interviewing passengers for NPR while floating -- Link. (JC) Landing after a parabola, guided by Mr. Ladwig. -- Link. (JC) ABC News reporter Judy Muller levitates, while Dr. Aldrin flies -- Link. (JC) Xeni flies -- Link. (JC) Floating with Dr. Aldrin -- Link. (JC) Dr. Peter Diamandis, Zero G Corporation founder, greets passengers exiting "G-Force One" -- Link. (JC)
Link to previous BoingBoing posts -- "Xeni flies zero-g." For the record, I did not blow donuts.
Boing Boing editor/partner and tech culture journalist Xeni Jardin hosts and produces Boing Boing's in-flight TV channel on Virgin America airlines (#10 on the dial), and writes about living with breast cancer. Diagnosed in 2011. @xeni on Twitter. email: firstname.lastname@example.org.