What weightlessness feels like on Zero-G planes | Summary and Q&A

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May 3, 2017
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What weightlessness feels like on Zero-G planes

TL;DR

Dianna Cowern and Derek Muller experience weightlessness during a zero-G flight, with thrilling moments and mishaps along the way.

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Key Insights

  • 🧗 Zero-G flights provide around 22 seconds of weightlessness per parabola, achieved by either climbing slowly or diving towards the Earth with the same acceleration as gravity.
  • 🫨 The flight included moments of intense G-force during climb, creating a feeling of pressure on the body akin to having mattresses piled on top.
  • 😮 Motion sickness was prevented through a pre-flight shot, but dry mouth and loopy sensations were experienced as side effects.
  • 🥡 Participants encountered challenges in handling objects and taking photos in the weightless environment but also discovered surprising experiences, such as jumping without resistance.
  • 💬 Other activities during the flight included experimenting with ferrofluid, witnessing the behavior of helium balloons, and trying VR goggles.
  • ✈️ The flight was described as the most amazing experience, despite mishaps and failed experiments.

Transcript

DIANNA COWERN: This episode is supported by Squarespace. Whoo! Bounce pass! [SCREAMING] It's a good thing everything on that plane was padded. I got my butt kicked in zero-G. It was-- [SCREAMING] This was the coolest thing I've ever done. This giant plane is going to go up at 50 degrees and dive back down toward the earth. We're taking off. DEREK... Read More

Questions & Answers

Q: What are some key moments during the zero-G flight?

Some key moments include feeling intense G-force during climb, experiencing weightlessness for 22 seconds per parabola, and the transition from G-force to weightlessness feeling like the stomach is coming out of the feet.

Q: Did anyone get motion sickness during the flight?

No, none of the participants, including Dianna and Derek, experienced motion sickness during the flight thanks to a pre-flight shot to combat it.

Q: How did the participants handle the weightless environment?

The weightless environment presented challenges, such as difficulty in spinning objects and taking a floating selfie. However, the participants also discovered unique experiences, such as jumping without resistance and feeling the floor coming up faster after jumping.

Q: What other interesting experiences happened during the flight?

Derek demonstrated lighting a flame in zero-G, a dancer and a startup testing VR goggles were on the flight, and there were attempts to observe the behavior of helium balloons and ferrofluid in zero-G.

Summary & Key Takeaways

  • Dianna Cowern and Derek Muller embark on a zero-G flight experience off the coast of France.

  • The flight consists of multiple parabolas, each providing around 22 seconds of weightlessness.

  • Despite some mishaps, such as failed ferrofluid demonstrations, the experience is described as the most amazing of their lives.

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