Anyone with over $16,000 to spare can follow in the footsteps of Noah Fulmore and Erin Finnegan, who’ve made one small step for their relationship, and one giant leap for matrimony, in a weightless environment. A 209,500 pound flight gadget made the zero-gravity wedding possible.
$16,000+ apparently gets you a trip on a modified Boeing 727, designed to climb and drop quickly (the latter part to negate gravity for weightlessness), under the supervision of NASA. Bornrich.org reports the entire flight took 90 minutes, and involved 16 climbs and dives.
The newlyweds, both from New York and science fiction fans, said the … [Read More]
Well, NASA is definitely not destitute (operating spacecraft usually carries a large recurring bill), but are they a bit desperate?
Last week, the space agency auctioned off some 10 patents under its name. Looks like agency PR also work overtime to prep the talking heads. As manager of NASA’s innovative partnerships programs, Darryl Mitchell said: “It’s nice to get funds back that we can pump back into the program, but our primary task is to get these technologies out and create jobs and help the economy”.
Ah well, I may be wrong. In any case, here’s to hoping that the new patent … [Read More]