founder, recently minted 3D science movie star
, and astrobiologist Loretta Hidalgo
tells Boing Boing:
The industrious kids at MIT are raffling off a trip to Ft Lauderdale to ride Zero-G's 727 microgravity jet. The organizer is a member of Zero G Corp.'s flight crew. Everyone always tells him they wish they could fly in zero gravity, too -- so he created a raffle so that one of them could!
Included in the prize: airfare (based on a R/T to the takeoff site in Ft. Lauderdale on Song airlines from Boston), and hotel. The raffle is need-not-be-present-to-win so anyone in the US can enter. Drawing will held
on Saturday April 9th [extended] on April 16th. The organizer is Stephen Steiner, an MIT Grad Student in Material Science and an Aerogel genius. He can be reached at ssteiner [at] transuranium.com.
to raffle details.
Previously on BB: James Cameron's new 3D film Aliens of the Deep, and Zero G -- Xeni's Wired News and NPR reports. Image: Xeni on a Zero G flight during which Loretta was a crew member (shot by Jim Campbell)
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