Hawking to Take Ride on the “Vomit Comet”

British theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking is making plans to take a trip aboard a padded aircraft specially outfitted to allow passengers to experience weightlessness. A parabolic flight provider called Zero Gravity is giving the ride to Professor Hawking free of charge on its Boeing 727-200 aircraft which will make rapid ascents and descents to simulate the effect of being in space. The trip on the nicknamed “vomit comet” is scheduled for April 26 out of Cape Canaveral.

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