Friday, April 27, 2007

Hawking Successfully Experienced A Brief Period of Weightlessness

Since we've been following this since it first started, we might as well conclude it with the successful attempt of Stephen Hawking to experience weightlessness first hand.

A doctor and three nurses monitored Hawking throughout the Zero Gravity Corp. flight. The scientist floated in the air, free of his wheelchair and electronic communication gear for the first time in 40 years.

After the jet reached its proper altitude, Hawking's assistants lifted him out of his seat and laid him on his back in the front of the cabin for the first plunge.

Good for him!


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