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ZERO-G Research Programs
Affordable research in weightlessness is now available.  ZERO-G offers unprecedented access to space environments for advanced research at a price that will fit your budget. 
ZERO-G has established the ZERO-G Weightless Lab which provides the much-needed opportunity for new technological advances in biomedical and pharmaceutical research, fluid and fundamental physics, materials science, aerospace engineering, space exploration hardware and human space habitation.
Already planning a suborbital or orbital scientific program? Previous research clients have reported that parabolic flight is a critical first step toward achieving their space research objectives. The ZERO-G Weightless Lab is available today as a way to conduct experiments or test equipment prior to spaceflight, to raise the probability that in space experiment will succeed or to remove risks of failure.
Available for qualifying experiments, ZERO-G encourages proposals from universities, corporations, government and individuals alike seeking to conduct serious investigations in Martian, Lunar, zero and hyper gravity environments.
Applying for the ZERO-G Weightless Lab™ 
Your program begins when you submit a Test Data Summary of your proposed Weightless Lab research. Once approved, you will then submit a ZERO-G Program Package. The full Program Package will be reviewed by ZERO-G. Upon acceptance, ZERO-G will work with researchers to obtain proper FAA approvals for the experiments. Following this thorough preparation period, first-time and seasoned experimenters complete a two-day program that includes a test readiness review (TRR) on Day 1 and the ZERO-G Weightless Lab flight on Day 2.
ZERO-G Weightless Lab inclusions
ZERO-G is able to offer access to a proven platform and environment for experiments. The ZERO-G Weightless Lab includes:
      ZERO-G Research staff assistance for planning, engineering, and review phases
      FAA Equipment review and approval
      Test Readiness Review – Day 1
      Weightless Flight – 25 parabolas per flight – Day 2
      Weightless Flight – 25 parabolas per flight - Day 3 (double flights only)
      Personal flight suit, flight bag, and in-flight socks
      Storage for take-off and landing: 15” L x 16” W x 21.5” H (25 lbs per section)
      10’ L x 10’ W in-flight test area (per research section)
      In-flight coach assistance
      HD video of flight
      Pre and post-flight refreshments with Certificate of Completion
For clients requiring substantial test area, additional parabolas or other services not provided as part of the ZERO-G Weightless Lab program, ZERO-G can work with you to design a program that meets your research needs. Please contact Michelle Peters to initiate your customized program.
Program Itinerary (times are tentative)
Day 1: Test Readiness Review                                               
  • 8:00am:    Arrive
  • 8:30am:    Mission Briefing
  • 9:15am:    Experiment set-up
  • 9:30am:    Test Readiness Review (TRR)
  • 12:30pm:  Finalize TRR
  • 1:30pm:    Load experiments on G-FORCE ONE    
  • 5:00pm:    Complete experiment loading
Day 2: Flight Day
  • 8:00am:     Check-in
  • 9:00am:     Security Check & Boarding
  • 10:00am:   ZERO-G Weightless Lab™ Flight
  • 12:30pm:   Re-Gravitation Celebration; Unload Experiments

Day 3: Flight Day (double flights only)

  • 8:00am:    Check-in
  • 9:00am:    Security Check & Boarding
  • 10:00am:  ZERO-G Weightless Lab Flight
  • 12:30pm:  Re-gravitation Celebration; Unload Experiments
Weightless lab schedule

November 2015

February 2016

June 2016

November 2016

ZERO-G Weightless Lab Pricing
Single Flight: one reduced gravity flight consisting of 4 Martian parabolas, 1 Lunar parabola and 20 zero gravity parabolas.
Individual Seats (hand-held / free-float equipments only)
$6,500 + 5% tax
One Section (approximately 10' by 10'): 5 ppl max
$35,000 + 5% tax
Private Charter: 20 ppl max
$195,000 + 5% tax
Double Flight: Two reduced gravity flights operated on two consecutive days, each consisting of 4 Martian parabolas, 1 Lunar parabola and 20 zero gravity parabolas. Allows researchers to evaluate experiments and make minor adjustments before a second flight.
Individual Seats (hand-held / free-float equipments only)
$12,000 + 5% tax
One Section (approximately 10' by 10'): 5 ppl max
$60,000 + 5% tax
Private Charter: 20 ppl max
$335,000 + 5% tax
*If the FAA determines that an experiment requires more than the requested floor space or full review, an additional fee may be incurred.
Additional Services
  • ZERO-G has qualified and trained staff experienced with performing research in parabolic flight. Several members of ZERO-G’s trained staff hold degrees and work in the fields of engineering, chemistry, physics, aerospace, and more. Hire a trained ZERO-G staff member to assist you with your parabolic flight research.
  • Sponsor branding packages are available upon request.
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To begin the proposal process and request a copy of ZERO-G’s Research Program Package, contact Michelle Peters.
Past clients
  • Altius, Inc.
  • Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp.
  • Bionetics
  • California Institute of Technology
  • College of Holy Cross
  • Crazy Legs Productions
  • CU Aerospace/Univ of Illinois
  • Dynamac
  • Ecliptic Enterprises Corporation
  • Force Equals Mass Times Acceleration, Inc.
  • Harvard University
  • Jet Propulsion Laboratory
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Noninvasive Medical Technologies, Inc.
  • NovaWurks, Inc. (2 flights)
  • Robert Woodhead, Individual Researcher
  • SETG
  • Southwest Research Institute (3 flights)
  • Space Florida
  • Tethers Unlimited
  • UCF, Aerospace Department
  • UCF, Microgravity Laboratory
  • UCF, Physics Department (2 flights)
  • University of Basel in Switzerland (2 flights) 
  • University of South Florida
  • Vostok - Saber Astronautics/4 Pines Brewing Joint Venture (2 flights)
Michelle Peters
Director, Research - Education - Media - Inflight
(321) 482-2964