Europe Gets into the Zero G Business

$4,000 to ride weightless on Europe’s “Darebus”

“Europe plans to enter the fledgling space tourism market by offering a chance to experience weightlessness to help pay for scientific research.

With Europe’s space ambitions facing a budget squeeze due to the weak economy, the plan to mix science with adventure was unveiled during a ‘zero G’ flight for European officials on a converted Airbus jet…

“Novespace, a unit of France’s CNES space agency and the 17-nation European Space Agency, claims to be leading the field in scientific deployment with a converted Airbus A300 jetliner.”