Olympic champ Usain Bolt tries sprinting in zero gravity

Published: 13th September 2018 07:58 PM  |   Last Updated: 13th September 2018 08:12 PM  

Usain Bolt took a zero-gravity flight over France on Wednesday, courtesy of a champagne producer. (Photo | Usain Bolt Twitter)
Usain Bolt grinned as he experienced weightlessness in the modified plane normally used for scientific research, but on this occasion to showcase a champagne bottle that will allow astronauts to drink bubbles in space. (Photo | Usain Bolt Twitter)
Taking a break from his efforts to become a professional soccer player, Usain Bolt said he felt like a 'kid in a candy store' after spending about four minutes floating and joking around in near-weightless conditions. (Photo | Usain Bolt Twitter)
Aboard the Airbus A310 plane, the 32-year-old Usain Bolt caught a free-floating globule of champagne in his mouth and ran in low-gravity conditions. (Photo | Usain Bolt Twitter)
The bottle was designed by champagne-maker Mumm. In time the company hopes to capitalize on the advent of space tourism. (Photo | Usain Bolt Twitter)
Billionaires Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon Inc, and Richard Branson are locked in a race to send wealthy tourists into suborbital space, high enough to see the curvature of the earth. (Photo | Usain Bolt Twitter)
Usain Bolt sprinted through thin air and sipped champagne floating on his back as he enjoyed near zero-gravity conditions in an aircraft performing stomach-lurching parabola dives. (Photo | Usain Bolt Twitter)
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