Book a seat for zero gravity experience in space!

Have Rs.1.5 crore in your kitty? You can get a seat on Richard Branson-owned Virgin space travel`s flight for a `Zero Gravity` (ZeroG) experience in space.

IANS| Updated: May 29, 2014, 19:37 PM IST

London: Have Rs.1.5 crore in your kitty? You can get a seat on Richard Branson-owned Virgin space travel`s flight for a `Zero Gravity` (ZeroG) experience in space.

But if you are not born rich, at approximately Rs.1.58 lakh, you can still get the `ZeroG` experience, courtesy Swiss Space Systems (S3).

The Swiss firm has just launched what it claims will be the world`s cheapest ZeroG flight - at price starting Rs.1.58 lakh (1,600 pounds).

The passengers will get a feeling of weightlessness for just over six minutes in total - allowing them to feel similar sensations to that of an astronaut floating on the International Space Station (ISS).

The S3 flights will involve putting passengers aboard a modified aircraft that performs a series of mid-air parabolas - or u-shaped manoeuvres.
Each aircraft will perform 15 parabolas per 90-minute.

Passengers will get put into something known as the ‘Party Room’ with 39 other people, media reports said.

Zero gravity results in a sense of weightlessness, allowing bodies and materials to move completely freely.
A dozen passengers can have a ‘tailor-made experience’ in the VIP Room, which will cost Rs.4 lakh (40,500 pounds) and comes with a watch and a flight suit.