"As you can imagine, I'm very excited."
"I have been wheelchair bound for almost four decades. The chance to float free in zero-g will be wonderful."
These were the words of the brilliant astrophysicist, Stephen Hawking, before having a chance to float free in zero-gravity jet.
The jet, which climbed to over 30,000 feet and then made a controlled dive, lifted its passengers in a state of weightlessness.
Hawking, who is now 65 and suffers from Lou Gehrig's disease, participated in the Zero Gravity Corp.'s project to help further science, to show people that anyone can endure such an environment, and doubtlessly, to have a bit of fun.