We take a ride in the vomit comet | Translogic 200

Autoblog Staff
A. Staff|05.10.16

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For our 200th episode, we wanted to send host Jonathon Buckley where no Translogic host had gone before. And while it isn't technically the final frontier, a Zero-G flight and astronaut training at the National Aerospace Training and Research center got us closer to the stars than ever before.

First, Bucko feels the crushing g-force of suborbital flight in the Phoenix centrifuge simulator at the NASTAR center in Southampton, PA. Then it's off to Las Vegas, NV to experience weightlessness during a Zero-G Experience parabolic flight.

"It's a giant arc," said Zero-G pilot Erich Domitrovits. "We pretty much go as fast as we can, and then we get into a pull...and when we run out of speed I start to push over. And when I push and depending on how hard I push, is the amount of weightlessness you feel."

"A good way to think of it is, you'll be floating just like somebody threw you like a football, and we'll be moving the airplane around you."


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