• Question: Okay, this one's very random: If you had the chance, would you ride the "Vomit comet"?

    Asked by SHS 10C! to Anne, Beth, COLFlight, Jon, Tom on 12 Oct 2015.
    • Photo: Anne Visscher

      Anne Visscher answered on 12 Oct 2015:

      Hi SHS 10C,

      Yes I would! Hoping I would be one of the lucky ones who wouldn’t vomit, of course….


    • Photo: Columbus Flight Directors

      Columbus Flight Directors answered on 12 Oct 2015:

      Simon: Hi SHS 10C! The answer is YES TOTALLY! Actually I have already been on a such a flight when I was a student at the International Space University. We flew for about 45minutes and did 10 parabols. I managed not be sick… it was such a cool feeling! Would you like to try the vomet comet?

    • Photo: Beth Healey

      Beth Healey answered on 13 Oct 2015:

      I would love to have a go on the vomit comet (but like Anne would prefer not to vomit!). When I was in air squadron my flight instructor would often drop the plane to make zero gravity for a few seconds and once floated my glove from the dashboard into my lap doing this!!