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Skateboarding in Zero Gravity Is Tony Hawk’s Best Trick Yet

Among his many accomplishments, Tony Hawk is probably best known for landing the first 900 during an official competition at the X-Games. But watching him attempt countless skateboard tricks while floating in zero gravity in a vomit comet is yet another reason to be impressed with his skills. Especially since he appears to keep his lunch down during the whole thing. [YouTube via Hypebeast] Read More >>

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NASA’s Vomit Comet Trains Astronauts in the Ways of Weightlessness

With limited lab space aboard the ISS and skyrocketing launch costs, only the very best extra-terrestrial experiments make it into orbit. To put prospective experiments and astronauts alike through their weightless paces over the last six decades, NASA has relied on a gracefully arcing series of cargo planes called The Vomit Comet. Read More >>

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New Zero Gravity Roller Coaster Will Be the Closest Thing You Get to Going Into Space

Most of us mere mortals won’t make it into space. Some just don’t want to; most just don’t have the cash. A new £30m roller coaster concept aims to give you an eight-second taste of space by simulating the feeling of zero gravity just like the infamous vomit comet. Read More >>