Stephen Hawking’s going Zero-G on April 16th

The world famous theoretical physicist has hitched a ride with Zero-G on April 16th. The specially modified 727-200 will take off from the Shuttle Landing Facility at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The craft will perform a number of parabolic maneuvers in flight to create a Mars-like, moon-like, and zero-g gravity experience — a flight lasting 90 minutes in total.

mr hawking held a lecture here in seattle last year, so i bought some tickets.  imagine my surprise when the lecture began and someone walked onto the stage.  this fellow explained that mr hawking had passed away this morning before his flight to seattle, but not to worry, “this happens all the time.”  they resuscitated him, and he did his lecture via video feed.

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