Professor Stephen Hawking to Experience Weightlessness Aboard Zero-Gravity Flight Out of Kennedy Space Center on April 26, 2007

World’s leading expert in gravity to experience zero-gravity for the first time 

WHO/WHAT:  Zero Gravity Corporation, the provider of weightless flight experiences for the general public, will host renowned British cosmologist and best-selling author, Professor Stephen Hawking, aboard a historic zero-gravity flight.

WHEN/WHERE: Thursday, April 26, 2007 Kennedy Space Center

9:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Press Check-In/Security Screening – Astronaut Hall of Fame All press are required to go through security screening. This is the only time security screening is being scheduled. Media that do not go through the security screening process by 10:45 a.m. will not be granted access to the rest of the day’s events. The bus will leave at precisely 10:45 a.m., NO EXCEPTIONS.

11:30 a.m. Press Conference – Shuttle Landing Viewing Area (near control tower) Remarks by Zero Gravity, Stephen Hawking, Space Florida

2:30 p.m. Flight – Shuttle Landing Facility (photos/video permissible of take-off)

5:00 p.m. Post-Flight Briefing/Remarks – Shuttle Landing Viewing Area

EDITOR’S NOTE: Current photo identification will be required during the security screening process.

Parking will be available at the Astronaut Hall of Fame.

Transportation for all press will be provided between the Astronaut Hall of Fame, Shuttle Landing Viewing Area and Shuttle Landing Facility.    

Please contact us to inquire about live truck access. 

CONTACT: Rosalie Hagel/Lourdes Diaz/Jennifer Herrera – M. Silver Associates Inc.;;
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(305) 458-4823 – Rosalie Hagel – Cellular (Event Day Only)
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BACKGROUND: Zero Gravity Corporation ( is a privately held space entertainment and tourism company whose mission is to make the excitement and adventure of space accessible to the public. ZERO-G is based in Florida and Las Vegas, Nevada, and is the first and only FAA-approved provider of weightless flight to the general public (known as The ZERO-G Experience™), as well as the entertainment and film industries; corporate and incentive market; non-profit research and education sectors; and government.