JUN 07, 2016 9:09 AM PDT

Watch Tony Hawk Attempt Zero Gravity Skateboarding on the Vomit Comet

WRITTEN BY: Anthony Bouchard


Those who enjoy skateboarding would probably have a blast trying to do it in zero gravity.

Skateboard pros Tony Hawk and Aaron Homoki opted to go for a ride on the Vomit Comet, which is more appropriately named the ZeroG Airbus A300, which takes its passengers for parabolic flights.

This essentially means that the plane climbs high into the air in terms of altitude, and then goes for a nose dive to simulate a zero-gravity experience. It then stabilizes itself and repeats the process many times over.

This method is used to train future astronauts for the feeling of weightlessness in outer space when they reach the International Space Station.

Realistically, anyone can ride this airplane, but the ticket to get on board is much more than any ordinary airplane ticket, at $5,000 each.

About the Author
  • Fascinated by scientific discoveries and media, Anthony found his way here at LabRoots, where he would be able to dabble in the two. Anthony is a technology junkie that has vast experience in computer systems and automobile mechanics, as opposite as those sound.
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