Thursday, March 20, 2008

Space Adventures acquires Zero Gravity

Sorry I haven't posted in a few days. I just got a new roommate, and I have a few other changes going on, so posting may be spotty for a few more days. Anywho, on to the news of the day!

Space Adventures Ltd. announced today that they have acquired Zero Gravity Corporation. Zero Gravity is the U.S. company that provides weightless parabolic flights to the general public at the cost of a few thousand dollars. This isn't altogether a huge shift, since Space Adventures already had a sizable stake in Zero Gravity, and the two companies share a co-founder, Peter Diamandis. Basically, this helps fill out Space Adventures' portfolio of, well, space adventures. Space Adventures Ltd, in case you are unaware, is the company that facilitates tourist trips to the International Space Station aboard Russian Soyuz craft.

I've been tempted over the years to save some money and blow it on one of these weightless parabolic flights. So tempted. Stephen Hawking did this recently. But, as you are probably aware by now, I'm holding out for the real deal.

That's all for now!

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