William Shatner to Float on Zero-G Flight


LAS VEGAS (Zero-G PR) – Star Trek® fans rejoice! Zero Gravity Corporation (ZERO-G®) has partnered with Roddenberry Adventures to offer an extraordinary ZERO-G Experience® with William Shatner, beloved star of the iconic television series. For the first time, fans will have the chance to fly in zero gravity with the man who played Captain Kirk. A limited number of tickets for this exclusive flight on August 4 are now on sale to the general public.

“Going weightless will turn a dream into reality,” said Shatner. “I’ve always wondered what it would be like
to actually explore the Final Frontier and now I have the opportunity to experience zero gravity firsthand.
It will be an incredible adventure.”

ZERO-G CEO Terese Brewster said, “We want our travelers to have a journey they won’t soon forget. Creating these weightless moments with the Roddenberry team helps us provide a remarkable memory this group will be able to share with one of the biggest names in entertainment.”

Rod Roddenberry, CEO and founder of Roddenberry Adventures, said, “Our partnership with ZERO-G has opened amazing doors for Star Trek® lovers, especially those who want to truly experience what it feels like to float in space with the man who helped solidify the Star Trek® legacy.”

As thousands of Star Trek® fans descend upon Las Vegas for the annual convention, Shatner and his crew for the day will embark on their own mission. Talented pilots at the helm of G-FORCE ONE®, ZERO-G’s specially modified Boeing 727, will perform a series of parabolic arcs to create the exhilarating feeling of floating through space. At the top of each arc, Flyers will soar through the plane in a floating playground, perform effortless tricks and flips and share a world known only by a small fraction of the population. Once back on terra firma, participants will have a chance to mingle with the Shatner during a meet and great session.

Tickets for this ultimate voyage are $9,950 per seat plus a 5% tax and will include a ZERO-G flight suit, Regravitation Celebration, certificate of weightless completion and photos and video of the unique experience shared with the star. To purchase a spot, visit www.gozerog.com
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  • Jacob Samorodin

    Well…Bill does need to lose weight, even if it is for only 23 seconds. “(Doctor McCoy) Dammit, Jim!…You’ve got to lay off those donuts from the food-replicator and exercise more. If you carry on as you have, you’ll knock 140 years off your life!!”

  • windbourne

    hopefully, somebody will modify the tail door to be able to open while in flight.
    Send him out the back without a chute.

  • Paul_Scutts

    I hear what you’re saying, windy, but, whilst I believe that Shatner could be a right so’n’so, at least he’s not a hypocrite. When Nimoy passed away, he didn’t attend Nimoy’s funeral because, as he publicly admitted, he and Nimoy did not see eye to eye on a lot of things. Otherwise, I would agree, buckle up and throw the latch. 🙂 Regards, Paul.

  • JamesG

    Shatner couldn’t possible need money this badly…

  • Andrew Tubbiolo

    Shatner and DB Cooper were big at the same time… And, it’s a 727…..

  • ThomasLMatula

    It always amazes me. Space advocates are always complaining about the lack of support “for space exploration and space science. And yet when a celebrity like William Shatner who is a space fan comes along you find things to complain about.

    http://www.natureworldnews.com/articles/28134/20160905/star-treks-william-shatner-praises-nasa.htm

    Star Trek’ Star William Shatner All Praises for NASA

    “William Shatner has been so generous with his time and energy in encouraging students to study science and math, and for inspiring generations of explorers, including many of the astronauts and engineers who are a part of NASA today,” stated David Weaver, the associate administrator at the NASA Headquarters’ Office of Communications.”

  • Kapitalist

    People commenting here are full of hate. They look down on everything. Socialist Messier has collected his Pol Pot fan group here on his blog.

  • redneck

    A lot of disagreement yes, but you have posted more than your share of hate on this blog. My disagreements with Doug does not extend to hate or even dislike for instance.

    Hate is a very strong word. It should only be applied to people or things that one would want to see eradicated.

  • Kapitalist

    Like the arapes and the United Nations want to exterminate all Jews, you mean? Okay, I should use the term anger rather than hate for the derogatory one liners here.

  • redneck

    Fair enough. You post a lot of good here. It’s just that on certain subjects……

  • ThomasLMatula

    But maybe ZeroG does. After all, sellout flight full Trekies would not hurt their bottomline. It would be sad to see another space tourist pioneer fail, even if it’s only Earth based tourism.

  • ThomasLMatula

    The world is full of hate at the moment. Pity folks are not able to take off their blinders and see that much of it is propaganda driven by media, both right and left, that has moved from simply reporting the facts impartially to advocating for one view or another. It would be nice if space policy forums like this one could be a starting place for folks to move beyond the message the media is sending and look for common ground.

  • JamesG

    Hoping “Cap’n Kirk” will do the same for ZG as he did for Priceline.com?

    Still can’t see why he’d bother…

  • Kapitalist

    The hate of the arapes is genuine, MSM if anything tries to hide and deny it. There cannot be any space flight if the arapes’ take over with their stone age. It is a real problem now that the entire Western Europe so quickly is becoming an islamic state, like Afghanistan. Their common ground with civilization ended 1,400 years ago and they violently intolerantly refuse to evolve in any way.

  • windbourne

    he is obnoxious as all get out.
    it is hard to believe that he is Canadian, not American.

  • windbourne

    exactly my point.
    most ppl do not realize that the 72 actually has a tail door that was designed for small airports.

  • Geoff T

    Comments like yours and the entire comment chain below it have killed a lot of the enthusiasm I had for this site. I’m sure I’m not alone in that regard.

    Half of the enjoyment of being interested in space is that it’s a field where people feel happy to cheer on advancements from wherever and whoever they come from, not go on endless diatribes against one another.

  • JamesG

    But… you were fine with the suggestion of murdering someone by throwing them out of a plane?

    Interesting.

  • Robert G. Oler

    exactly

  • Robert G. Oler

    good for them

  • ThomasLMatula

    Maybe its because he believes in space and space tourism. After all, he was a early ticket buyer for VG.

    http://www.foxnews.com/printer_friendly_story/0,3566,136347,00.html

    Shatner Wants In on Space Tourism
    Friday, October 22, 2004

  • JamesG

    That could just be it.

  • Allen Newcomb

    Wow, I’ve done something Bill Shatner hasn’t (yet) done! I’ve flown in G-Force One twice, once with Rod Roddenberry. He’s a really nice guy, and I think it’s great he’s working to continue his parents’ legacy. I know a lot of people don’t like Bill, but let’s recognize that he’s promoting space and space tourism, and that’s a good thing. I applaud Rod, and Bill, and Peter Diamandis in this endeavor.

    But I bet he pukes.

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