Zero Gravity Flight
Nancy Vermeulen Space Training Academy

Nancy Vermeulen

Space Training Academy

Nancy Vermeulen Space Training

Zero Gravity Flight:


Train and float like an Astronaut!

Experience weightlessness

Become part of a select group of "Space Rangers"!

Experience weightlessness


Would you like to experience for yourself what it is like to float weightlessly like an astronaut?

You can do this on a "Zero Gravity Flight" or "parabolic flight".

Astronauts are weightless in space. To prepare themselves on Earth for that weightlessness, they regularly undertake parabolic flights. 

During a parabolic flight, you first climb steeply (you then become 2 to 3 times heavier) before diving down, during which you experience weightlessness for 15 seconds. This manoeuvre is repeated several times.


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WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT?


The Space Training Academy organizes parabolic flights, including preparation.

During our parabolic flights, you first climb steeply (you then become 2 to 3 times heavier) before diving down, during which you experience weightlessness for 15 seconds. This manoeuvre is repeated 5 to 7 times.


In 2009, Nancy Vermeulen brought together two partners, "VRT" (Flemish Radio and Television) and the "Delft University of Technology", to organize a unique event following "ESA astronaut" Frank De Winne’s second space voyage.  

Two VRT Radio listeners who had won a competition were able to experience a parabolic flight under Nancy Vermeulen’s supervision. You can see their reaction in the video below!



PROGRAMME AND PRACTICAL INFORMATION


Duration: 1 full day

Location: Amsterdam Airport

Medical fitness:

A medical examination is not required. You do however need to complete and sign a general medical questionnaire. Minors require written permission from their parents.


PREPARATION

We start with a half day course about the basics of human factors and situational awareness. This will then be followed by a snack – it’s important, after all, that you don’t go on the flight on an empty stomach.


THE FLIGHT

The flight will be done in a Cessna Citation jet and takes about an hour, during which 5 to 7 parabolic manoeuvres will be performed. During each manoeuvre you will be weightless for about 15 seconds. 

Thereafter there will be a short ceremony. 


We are organising a “Zero Gravity Flight” on 21 July 2019 to commemorate the first manned moon landing!


I WILL BE YOUR GUIDE, BE PART OF THIS DAY!


Are you ready to take the challenge?


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