A traveling space-focused project has opened its registration page to those who wish to sign up for a zero-gravity flight experience in Qatar next year.
Starting in January 2015, the ZeroG “Space for All” project is expected to travel to 15 destinations worldwide, stopping off in Qatar from April 23-25.
Those wishing to experience a state of weightlessness will board an Airbus for two hours. Allowing passengers to understand what it feels like to float freely in space, 15 maneuvers will be performed throughout the flight, removing gravity’s pull for 20 to 25 seconds each time.
The opportunity, however, does not come cheap. S3 ZeroG has divided its plane into three sections, under the following pricing scheme:
- Party Zone: 2,000 Euros (nearly QR10,000) per person (can accommodate up to 40 passengers);
- Premium Zone: 5,000 Euros/person (some QR24,000). Here passengers will have more space onboard and can partake in activities such as playing with liquids and balloons while flying. Passengers will receive a Breiling S3 ZeroG watch designed for the world tour and can also keep their S3 flight suit (can accommodate 28 passengers); and
- VIP Room: 50,000 Euros/person (nearly QR244,000). This top end option allows passengers to board the flight with several tailor-made experiences, although they have not been explained on the website. VIP passengers can also keep their S3 suits and will be given the exclusive watch (can accommodate 12 passengers).
Top space agencies NASA, ESA, Roscosmos and JAXA have been operating ZeroG planes for several decades. ZeroG aircrafts are certified for parabolic flying and are “more precise than other platforms presently available,” according to ZeroG.
Those who wish to experience the weightless flight must apply online, where medical and administrative documents must be filled out.
ZeroG has announced that no passengers under eight years old will be permitted to fly, and those between the ages of 8 and 14 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
For security reasons, passengers are forbidden to carry any cameras onboard (that includes smartphones), although they video may be recorded via fitted cameras used by ZeroG for promotional advertising.
Would you consider signing up? Thoughts?