Zero G

G Force One takeoff
Full picture: G-Force One taking off from the Shuttle Landing Facility at Kennedy Space Center

On Saturday, Zero G was at the Kennedy Space Center running microgravity flights for Florida teachers. Since I've been a bum in Florida for a few days I drove down to Titusville to offer a hand as a volunteer—cheap labor for them and access to interesting activities for me. Besides getting to chat with excited teachers before and after their flights, I also got to watch the Zero G plane—G-Force One—take off from the same runway where the Shuttle lands, tour the inside of the plane with Tim Bailey, and hang out with six-flight Astronaut John Blaha. I have more pictures and some audio, but I'm strapped for time; my flight to Germany leaves in seven hours.

So—next bit of writing comes from Germany.