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    "Timmy"  < ;-)  going in space !!
    « on: March 02, 2007, 04:08:30 AM »
    Stephen Hawking plans ride of his life.

    Stephen Hawking, the British cosmologist, Cambridge professor and best-selling author who has spent his career pondering the nature of gravity from a [highlight]wheelchair[/highlight], says he intends to get away from it all for a little while.

    On April 26, Hawking, surrounded by a medical entourage, is to take a zero-gravity ride out of Cape Canaveral on a so-called vomit comet, a padded aircraft that flies a roller-coaster trajectory to produce periods of weightlessness. He is getting his lift gratis, from Zero Gravity, a company that has been flying thrill seekers on a special Boeing 727-200 since 2004 at $3,500 a trip.

    Peter H. Diamandis, chief executive of Zero G, said that "the idea of giving the world's expert on gravity the opportunity to experience zero gravity" was irresistible.

    http://news.com.com/Stephen+Hawking+plans+prelude+to+the+ride+of+his+life/2100-11397_3-6163473.html

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    Re: "Timmy"  < ;-)  going in space !!
    « Reply #1 on: March 02, 2007, 08:56:51 AM »
    Wow.
    I wish I could do that . . .

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    Re: "Timmy"  < ;-)  going in space !!
    « Reply #2 on: March 02, 2007, 01:00:08 PM »
    WAY TO GO STEPHEN!

    I think he needed to get out of that wheelchair. It should open a new window for him (--again)

    I wish I could do that