Feel Good Friday – Experiencing Weightlessness

by admin on April 20, 2012

If you are afraid of heights, you might want to skip this one. It is best viewed in full screen by clicking the “expand” icon to the left of the Vimeo logo.

Experience Zero Gravity from Betty Wants In on Vimeo.

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

debbie506 April 20, 2012 at 9:56 am

I actually think they are experiencing LOTS of gravity!

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Lolina April 20, 2012 at 10:51 am

I am afraid of heights…..but that was actually relaxing for me! Thank you… =]

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Hemi April 20, 2012 at 11:09 am

Very cool. Beautiful scenery. :)

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lkb April 20, 2012 at 5:16 pm

Thanks for posting this — it’s the only way most of us would ever be able to experience something like that.

Hmmm…Now, someone had to think up doing that. Someone had to be the very first. How did they think it up? How did they get the courage to try it out?

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Iris April 20, 2012 at 8:06 pm

I am NOT afraid of heights, but now I am hugging the sweet, sweet ground. How I love you, ground…

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Yarnspinner April 20, 2012 at 11:47 pm

Iris, I AM a bit afraid of heights and whileI enjoyed the video, I do love the ground. Exactly what was keeping them from crashing to their deaths? I didn’t have the sound on if it was explained…were the suits somehow responsible for their safety?

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BASE April 23, 2012 at 2:52 am

They all have parachutes which they launch. The parachutes used in BASE are generally larger than the parachutes used in skydiving, and are packed in a way that maximises the speed at which the parachute opens. Generally, BASEing is considered very dangerous, and is forbidden in many countries in the worlds. That said, people who start BASEing are typically experienced skydivers who know a lot about stabilizing your body during air flight and are also very good at flying a parachute.

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Sandra April 23, 2012 at 10:04 pm

That’s not weightlessness, in fact , since they are falling, I think it’s exactly the opposite. If anyone wants to experience the closest feeling they can get to weightlessness and still be on earth, try SCUBA diving. Astronauts say it’s the closest feeling possible to walking in space.

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