Spaced-Out at SXSW 2014: Experience Weightlessness on Saturday, March 8

Written by Hugh Forrest | November 11, 2013

The Zero-G Experience comes to SXSW on Saturday, March 8

Space exploration emerged as one of the bigger trends at the 2013 SXSW Interactive Festival, highlighted by the keynote presentation from SpaceX founder Elon Musk.

This trend remains strong at the 2014 with several sessions focused on this topic, including First Signs: Finding Life on Other Planets (Jason Kalirai, Space Telescope Science Institute), International Space Orchestra Performance (Nelly Ben Hayoun, Royal College of Art, London), Taking the Collaborative Economy to Space (Ruben Nunez, Earth Space) and Live From Space! (John Yembrick, NASA).

But perhaps your interest in space goes beyond listening to fascinating sessions with expert speakers. If so, then consider participating in the special ZERO-G Experience flight departing Austin on Saturday, March 8. The ZERO-G flight allows users a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience true weightlessness. Via the company’s specially-modified Boeing 727, parabolic arcs are performed to create a weightless environment allowing you to float, flip and soar as if you were in space.. Participating in this amazing opportunity requires separate fees, but you can receive a 10% discount if you use the code (SXSW14) when purchasing your ticket.

The ZERO-G Experience flight on Saturday, March 8 will sell out quickly, so make your reservation soon -- and make your time at SXSW 2014 even more memorable!