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Rollercoaster Would Make You Weightless for 8 Seconds.

08 Feb

 

A California design company called BRC Imagination Arts has proposed a rollercoaster that makes you weightless for 8 seconds.

The ride would be simple: Inside a fully enclosed Space Shuttle-looking vehicle, you’re dragged up a ginormous vertical track. Then the vehicle would drop at exactly the same speed as the falling passengers, creating the illusion of weightlessness.

This would require a precision, computer-controlled rate of descent. Although the coaster would cost $50 million to build, the designers point out that the theme park could rent it after hours to NASA to train astronauts for weightlessness.

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Posted by on February 8, 2012 in FML

 

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