- Built for Science joined the ESA to demonstrate and explain zero gravity airplanes
In a recent episode of Built for Science, host Tom Scott went for a ride with the European Space Agency (ESA) on an Airbus A310 to demonstrate and explain zero gravity airplanes. The result is awesome but will make your stomach turn.
“The European Space Agency offered me a seat on their zero-g plane: it’s an Airbus A310 that flies parabolic maneuvers, pulling up into the sky and then arcing back down, giving its passengers about 20 seconds of weightlessness (or “microgravity”) at a time. Here’s how it works.”
How Zero-G Planes Work