For most children, at some point in time, the only logical career path in the entire world is astronaut. They usually say it with reverence, for the word is akin to something half way in between magician and alien, full of all the magic and surprises that only someone who hurdles through the final frontier could ever hope to understand. Today, with the emergence of radically innovative and new technology (from YouTube to Zero G planes for which tickets can be bought for a reasonable price) has brought the powers of space, replete with all the magic and wonder, even closer to Earth. On YouTube, you can see incredible videos of astronauts on the International Space Station floating around, wringing out water from a towel, and (my favorite) making a peanut butter sandwich. This access to the information and experiences of the men and women who spend their lives above the atmosphere is enough to satisfy many folks’ childhood dreams of feeling it themselves. But if the itch hasn’t quite been scratched for them through those videos, they needn’t fear. Zero G is a new company who is bringing the experience of free falling—which is, we know, what the astronauts are doing—to the general public through their parabolic flight plan in their specially formulated planes. The entire experience consists of twenty (or so) second intervals of weightlessness in between sharp nose dives and ascensions. The entire process takes about a minute, and is repeated over and over for the course of the flight. The pilots who fly this are specially trained, and the simulation is said to feel like something in between sky diving and the feeling of being in a zero-gravity chamber. This Zero G travel is something which has become popular (even appearing on this season’s The Bachelor with Nick Viall – it’s a guilty pleasure, see above). But what do you think? Would you be game to free fall?