After 11 years of surmounting meticulous procedures and safety regulations, co-founders Dr. Peter H. Diamandis, veteran astronaut Dr. Byron K. Lichtenberg and NASA engineer Ray Cronise acquired FAA approval for G-FORCE ONE, a specially modified Boeing 727-200, to take passengers on commercial parabolic flights. In October 2004, ZERO-G flew its first commercial flight operating under the same safety standards of all major air carriers and established its place into the extreme tourism industry as the first and only commercial Zero Gravity flight for the general public.
Additionally, In April 2006, ZERO-G became the first commercial company to gain permission from the Kennedy Space Center to use the shuttle runway and landing facilities to operate its weightlessness flights.
In January 2008, Space Adventures, Ltd. acquired ZERO-G as a wholly owned subsidiary.
ZERO-G has provided thousands of individuals the opportunity to experience weightlessness including clients Stephen Hawking, Martha Stewart and Buzz Aldrin.
ZERO-G not only caters to private clients but various organizations as well. For example, National Geographic, Nick News and Discovery Channel have all flown on G-FORCE ONE.
ZERO-G has also been featured on NBC’s The Today Show, Biggest Loser and The Apprentice.
Apart from commercial flights, ZERO-G also provides research and educational flights.