Science Seminars

Zero Gravity Corporation - A Case Study in Entrepreneurship

Dr. Byron Lichtenberg, Visiting Scholar, CTO, Zero Gravity Corporation

This talk will trace the history of Zero Gravity Corporation, the first and only company to provide a weightless experience to the general public. Zero-G had to obtain FAA approval for the modifications to the airplane to be able to perform the parabolic flight maneuver. During the course of the project development, Dr. Lichtenberg, and Zero-G obtained two patents on the modification to the aircraft and the business model. Currently, the company serves four markets, the general public, media and special effects, commercial research flights, and provides the reduced gravity service to NASA for their research.