Monday, August 30, 2010

Flying high with Academy Award Winner James Cameron!

Ever wanted to experience weightlessness? How about strike up a conversation with Oscar® and Golden Globe® winning filmmaker James Cameron? Or what about tapping into that childhood dream of being an astronaut? Well, you can do all three by bidding for one of three seats for the once-in-a-lifetime adventure aboard an extraordinary Zero Gravity “Weightless Flight.” The rare opportunity to fly like Superman and float like an astronaut - alongside James Cameron - will be auctioned on eBay to the general public, beginning Tuesday, August 31 and ending Friday, September 3. All proceeds from the auction will go to the X PRIZE Foundation and will be used to help design future prizes intended to drive radical breakthroughs for the benefit of humanity. Also joining the flight are Jim Gianopulos, Chairman and CEO of Fox Filmed Entertainment and Tim Ferriss, best-selling author of ‘The 4-Hour Workweek.’

The weightless flight will take place aboard G-FORCE ONE, a specially modified, FAA-approved, Boeing 727-200 aircraft. The flight is identical to those used by NASA to train its astronauts and replicates the same levels of weightlessness enjoyed on Mars (1/3-gravity), the Moon (1/6-gravity) and zero gravity. Martha Stewart, Ozzy Osbourne and Stephen Hawking are just a few notable passengers who’ve flown with ZERO-G and proclaimed it to be one of the most thrilling experiences of their lives.

Don’t miss out on the chance of a lifetime! The ZERO-G flight will take off from the Van Nuys Airport in Los Angeles on Saturday, October 9, 2010. To find out more information about the auction and to bid on seats, visit http://eBay.com/cameron.

By: Valerie Arias, Associate, Communications