We all dream of space travel.
But unless your bank account’s as hefty as Sam Zell’s, you ain’t getting intergalactic any time soon.
Here’s something a bit more feasible, and damn close to the real thing: Zero G’s Weightless Experience, lifting off from O’Hare on June 7th.
Remember those Kate Upton weightless photos from the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue? Yeah, she did that in a Zero G plane.
Led by former NASA engineers and astronauts, Zero G’s mission is bold and simple: bona fide zero-gravity experiences in the comfort of our own atmosphere.
You’ll board a modified Boeing 727 and ascend to 24,000 feet. From there, the plane enters a series of parabolic arcs that leaves everything in it, including you, completely weightless.
This maneuver is repeated 15 times, and you’ll float for 30 seconds each time — once per arc. And by float, we mean do as the astronauts do.
From orientation to post-flight celebration, the thrill ride lasts five hours.
And as you might expect, space is limited, so suit up and grab your tickets here.
Kate would approve.
Main Photo Credit: James Macari for Sports Illustrated