Gravity of the Situation....Stephen Hawking

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Gravity of the Situation....Stephen Hawking
« on: 29/04/2007 02:48:17 »
Stephen Hawking: Gravity of the Situation
Author Leonard David
One of the world’s top experts in gravity is set to shuck off Earth’s one-G pull and experience microgravity for the first time.

Stephen Hawking, the renowned British cosmologist, will fly aboard the Zero Gravity Corporation’s (ZERO-G) aircraft on April 26, departing out of the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

A practice run of the flight is slated the day before, including use of a person that will double as Hawking.

On flight day, Hawking is to be taken out of his wheelchair and placed flat on the floor of the aircraft. “We’ll have four physicians onboard…close members of his team that normally take care of him,” said Peter Diamandis, CEO and co-founder of ZERO-G.

Diamandis said the plan is for Hawking to float free during a single microgravity-generating maneuver by the aircraft. “We will first see how he does,” he told SPACE.com, and then decide on a second and probably third parabola.
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Gravity of the Situation....Stephen Hawking
« Reply #1 on: 30/04/2007 13:35:10 »
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Gravity of the Situation....Stephen Hawking
« Reply #2 on: 30/04/2007 17:29:58 »
That was probably my expression when I read it Doc'ie!
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