Intel invited 35 lucky thrill-seekers for a once-in-a-lifetime Extreme “Zero G” flight today in Las Vegas.
It’s the same flight that NASA uses to train astronauts and where the film Apollo 13 filmed the weightless scenes of Tom Hanks and others.
An international crew consisted of contest and sweepstakes winners from around the world (Australia, France Germany, Italy, Korea, PRC, Sweden, Taiwan, UK and the USA). In conjuction w/ the flight, last night Intel also gave away Zero G flight suits at the hottest blogger party on the Strip.
Among the crew were Intel’s Mooly Eden shown here w/ a floating tablet PC demonstrating how Intel “defies gravity” with laptop performance. Eden is vice president and general manager of the Intel Mobile Platforms Group.
I also think I saw blogger/Cluetrain co-author Doc Searls and Andru Edwards of GearLive. Did Scoble have a conflict? :(… (Hey Robert… Good to see you again at the party last night).
Here are some more shots taken by Rohit Bhargava – he’s also posted up the entire day’s flight up on our Flikr site… Thanks for sharing… and I hope that the “Vomit Comet” didn’t hold up to its name.
Looks like a lot of fun.