Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Vomit Comet for 10 Easy Payments!

The Vomit Comet is now available for mass consumption, offered by The Sharper Image, no less. You get 15 parabolic maneuvers, which means 15 chances to empty your stomach and try to enjoy the weightlessness before you're crushed into the airplane floor by the ascent portion of the trajectory. This fancy schmancy high-atmosphere version of the joys of the Spanish Inquisition is available for less than $4k now.

Don't misunderstand, I think weightlessness is fascinating and the Vomit Comet always seemed like a really cool thing to go on. And even Hawking had a great time on one recently. But what a long way we've come from scientific research to recreational puking.

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