For those who planned their own space travels while watching Star Trek®: The Original Series, Zero Gravity Corporation (ZERO-G®) and Roddenberry Adventures have teamed up to present a one-of-a-kind ZERO-G Experience® with George Takei to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the franchise. Twenty seats are available for this chance to go weightless with the man who portrayed Hikaru Sulu and tickets are now on sale.
“This is perhaps the closest any fan will ever get to actually boarding the USS Enterprise and boldly going where so few have gone before with the one and only Hikaru Sulu, aka George Takei,” said Rod Roddenberry of Roddenberry Adventures.
Terese Brewster, President and COO of ZERO-G said, “Weightless flights with ZERO-G are already spectacular on their own, but having George Takei on board makes it a truly special experience. This will be an extraordinary opportunity for people to feel like they are in space while sharing that experience with someone who helped ignite our fascination for space exploration.”
Takei and others will board G-FORCE ONE®, ZERO-G’s specially modified Boeing 727 that uses parabolic arcs to make achieving weightlessness easier than accelerating to warp one. At the top of each arc anything is possible, such as perfecting the moonwalk, flying effortlessly through the air or flipping like an Olympic gymnast. After a brief encounter with Martian and Lunar gravities, Flyers will experience true weightlessness and an exhilarating freedom from Earth’s pull.
This fitting anniversary celebration will take place in Las Vegas on August 4, almost 50 years after the airing of Star Trek’s pilot episode. Each ticket is $6,500 plus a 5% tax and will include a ZERO-G flight suit, Regravitation Celebration, certificate of weightless completion and photos and video of the unique experience shared with George Takei. Ticket holders also will have the chance to mingle with the actor, cultural icon and humanitarian in standard gravity during a meet and greet prior to launch. To secure a spot on this exclusive mission, visit www.gozerog.com.
About George Takei
George Takei is an American actor, director, author, and activist. Takei is best known for his role as Hikaru Sulu, helmsman of the USS Enterprise in the television series Star Trek. He also portrayed the character in six Star Trek feature films and in an episode of Star Trek: Voyager.
Takei’s involvement in social media has brought him new fame. His Facebook page currently has over 9.7 million likes since he joined in 2011, frequently sharing photos with original humorous commentary.
He is a proponent of LGBT rights and active in state and local politics apart from his continued acting career. He has won several awards and accolades in his work on human rights and Japanese-American relations, including his work with the Japanese American National Museum. – Wikipedia
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 the first and only FAA-approved provider of weightless flight in the U.S. for the general public; entertainment and film industries; corporate and incentive markets; non-profit research and education sectors; and the government. ZERO-G’s attention to detail, excellent service and quality of experience combined with its exciting history has set the foundation for the most exhilarating adventure-based tourism. For more information about ZERO-G, please visit www.gozerog.com.
About Roddenberry Adventures
Roddenberry Adventures is an exploration-based organization committed to discovery, education, and preservation of our environment. From local hikes to scuba dives, from camping adventures to exotic travel, Roddenberry Adventures provides unique opportunities, both big and small, for members to walk out their front door and experience the world. For more information about Roddenberry Adventures, please visit www.roddenberryadventures.com.
Star Trek and all related marks, logos and characters are solely owned by CBS Studios Inc. The ZERO-G Experience is not endorsed by, sponsored by, nor affiliated with CBS Studios Inc.