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Nigel Goes to Space

Join Nigel as he takes you on his journey to the stars and beyond!

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Nigel Discusses His Experience of Weightlessness

As part of his Virgin Galactic astronaut training Nigel booked a flight on board a reduced gravity aircraft. The so called “Vomit Comet” is a modified Boeing 727 aeroplane that provides near-weightless environments. The plane follows an elliptic flight path relative to the centre of the Earth giving its occupants the sensation of zero gravity during each parabola manoeuvre.

Watch footage of Nigel perfecting his own zero-g gymnastic manoeuvres such as the summersault and Superman!

Nigel is an internationally acclaimed science populariser and author, specialising in astronomy and space.

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