Jean-François Clervoy, European Space Agency Astronaut and Novespace Chairman
With more than 3000 parabola to my credit, I live each one with the same enchantment as the first one, more than 25 years ago. The total loss of sensation of weight remains a magical experience, incomprehensible by the body. It systematically recalls the insertion to orbit of the space shuttle when it cuts off its ascent main engines.
I am very pleased that one of the spectacular components of space flight – weightlessness – is now accessible to non-professionals thanks to the Air Zero G flights. For those who will discover it, it will upset all concepts of weight and lightness. These new feelings are so strange and unique that they will remain engraved for life. Astronauts for one day, they will better understand why so many science disciplines are interested in space.