According to Wiki:

A reduced-gravity aircraft is a type of fixed-wing aircraft that provides brief near-weightless environments for training astronauts, conducting research and making gravity-free movie shots.

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Image courtesy of NASA

Where in the world can I take such a flight and what is the approximate cost of each operator?

  • Nowhere, since a free-fall environment is not zero or reduced gravity. Dec 10 '17 at 10:01
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    @MartinJames The only time Jonathan Reez used the word "reduced gravity" is in the phrase "reduced gravity aircraft", which is what it's called in Wikipedia. Dec 10 '17 at 10:06
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    @MartinJames since we never know if we are in zero gravity of if we are free falling I think the difference is purely theoretical. If it behaves like zero g, looks like zero g, quacks like zero g, I call it zero g ;) Dec 11 '17 at 1:59

As of 2017, the following companies operate reduced-gravity (aka zero-gravity) flights:


  • Air Zero G, flies from Zurich and Bordeaux. Approximate price: 6000 EUR.


United States:

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    Virgin Galactic still hasn't made the list?
    – Mast
    Dec 9 '17 at 18:29
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    OK Go shot their video for "Upside Down and Inside Out" at the Gagarin facility; the video is enough to make even the most airsickness-prone person want to go do this. stereogum.com/1858765/…
    – MT_Head
    Dec 9 '17 at 23:29
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    @Mast Not yet - the implication of the question was "where in the world can I do this now "
    – Criggie
    Dec 10 '17 at 1:01
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    @Criggie I understand the question. I'm simply amazed they still haven't done what they went big on all those years ago. That's all.
    – Mast
    Dec 10 '17 at 14:01
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    @Mast one does not simply walk into space, even if you're Richard Branson.
    – JonathanReez
    Dec 10 '17 at 14:02

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