All Aboard the Vomit Comet

Exploring zero gravity

image by Adam Miller, courtesy of Unsplash

The “Vomit Comet” is a special way that astronauts used to train for missions in space. The astronauts-in-training would board a KC-135 aircraft and experience what gravity is like on different planets and even what total apparent weightlessness would feel like.

The Vomit Comet was able to simulate these types of microgravity sensations in an airplane by…

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