Zero Gravity flight
For those who love the unusual, cool and extreme!
You have to agree that every one of us has once dreamt of becoming an astronaut and going to outer space to experience so-called Zero Gravity! There are many different space projects for tourists. But the thing is that, in order to be ready for a space flight one has to go through special training programs. Unfortunately, these adventures and trainings are not cheap. You may test your body on its tolerance to real weightlessness in space by taking this adventure not far from Moscow. The unique adventure of “Zero Gravity Flight” is organized by our agency in Russia, in the suburbs of Moscow (“Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center” at Chkalovskiy Airport). A flight is carried out by a very special aircraft IL-76 MDK which belongs to the Russian Federal Space agency.
What is the idea behind the Zero Gravity flight for tourists?
We often ask ourselves what is Zero Gravity (weightlessness) and why we are able to experience it only in space and how we would be able to feel it being on the Earth? There are several definitions most of which are connected to physics that explains Zero Gravity. But to get straight to the point — Zero Gravity is a condition under which the force of gravity equals zero. Nowadays, real weightlessness is experienced only by astronauts in outer space. They both live and work under Zero Gravity conditions. Before going to outer space every single astronaut goes through a special training that imitates Zero Gravity on the Earth. One of these training types is Zero Gravity Flights by IL-76 MDK.
How is Zero Gravity mode reached during the flight?
The IL-76 MDK aicraft ascends the height of 6000 meters, and then at an angle of 45 degrees with maximum speed up to 9000 meters. Precisely at that moment aboard the plane tourists feel a g-force of 2G. When the plane is tracing the parable through its apex for its next descend a Zero Gravity mode is created for about 25 to 30 seconds. Further the plane descends to a height of 6000 meters and maintains that horizontal position for some time. Hereinafter the whole process is repeated — the plane reaches the 9000 meters; the Zero Gravity mode is reached and finally it descends. The tourists who are on board periodically feel a g-force of 2G. During the flight on IL-76 MDK one can feel from 10 to 15 Zero Gravity modes. Also, during the whole flight there will be a group of specialists and instructors from the Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center not only controlling the event itself, but also providing the tourists with safety during the Zero-G flight.
The number of participants in one flight must not be more than 14 people. This allows us to make the Zero-G flight not only more comfortable for tourists, but safe and fun as well.
Zero Gravity flight costs 4 000 euros (cost for one person attending a group flight); including the 3-day tour to Moscow - 4 300 euros.
Book not less than 45 days prior the appointed date of the ZeroG flight.