Zero Gravity Russia
G Flights in the US & Russia
Experience Zero Gravity Weightlessness
in Space -
there's nothing like it!
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It's Like: Cosmonaut for a Day
by adventure travel photographer Max
got the chance to find out how it living on Mir actually feels -
in the zero-g simulator - a Russian IL-76 MDK aircraft better known
as the Flying Laboratory. This plane goes up and makes a series
of exotic parabolic maneuvers in the sky to simulate zero gravity
for its occupants. Each one lasts approximately 25 seconds.
go up with 11 others, eight men and three women, from Italy, Holland,
Malaysia and the US. "Get ready", says a voice on the
loudspeaker and suddenly invisible forces press us all to the floor.
For a few seconds we feel twice as heavy as normal and then we all
rise from the floor majestically, totally weightless. We float all
over the airplane bouncing into each other, the walls and the ceiling.
One woman pushes herself off the wall and then flies the length
of the cabin, while another performs mid-air forward rolls...
seconds. Get down!" Abruptly, the zero-g ends and we all tumble
to the floor. The maneuver is repeated 10 times before we return to
Chalovsk airport. The total time we've spent in zero gravity was just
under four minutes, but every second was an adrenaline rush."
Zero-Gravity Adventure - Sample
can arrange your own hotel and transfers within Russia, or we'll
gladly do it for you. Here's how a sample of how your itinerary
would look if we arrange everything but your air travel to Moscow:
|| Arrive Moscow.
You'll be met at the airport by an Incredible Adventures representative
and escorted to your hotel. You'll have the evening free to relax
|| Enjoy breakfast
in your hotel. You'll have the morning free for sightseeing or souvenir
shopping. After lunch, you'll travel to Star City with our driver
and translator. Following a brief tour of the facility, you'll meet
with the doctor for your pre-flight evaluation and complete your
pre-flight safety training. You'll be back in your hotel in time
breakfast, you'll depart for Star City. After a final safety briefing,
you'll climb aboard the Russian Space Agency's IL-76 MDK for your
incredible zero-gravity flight. After your flight, you'll enjoy
a light lunch in the cosmonaut dining center. Once the celebrations
conclude, you'll be escorted back to your hotel.
in your hotel. You can spend this day touring Moscow or add additional
cosmonaut training at the Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center.
(This day is your back-up day and may be used for flying in the
event of bad weather, etc. on Thursday.)
get you to the airport in time for your flight home.
on Upcoming Flights
to see a very cool postcard
from a friend in Russia