PORTSMOUTH, NEW HAMPSHIRE - This summer is shaping up to be a great one for New Englanders, especially for those in the region who love the idea of enrolling themselves in a series of once in a lifetime experiences. There are plenty of these to choose from, as there are every summer when the season for doing things comes to a head, but the one that was most recently announced is one that many would likely flock to as their first choice. Given, of course, that they have enough money to satiate the steep price tag attached to the journey.

Your chance to experience what it's like to be an astronaut is here! If NASA just seems like too much of a commitment and you are not ready to pack up your life and move it to Mars, then there are still ways to experience weightlessness right here on Earth. One of these ways comes courtesy of Zero-G, an organization that specializes in providing weightless flights to space-oriented customers.

Take a trip on a Boeing 727 plane and experience the weightless effect provided expertly by the air and space geniuses over at Zero-G, per WOKQ. Now, you do not have to be a certified astronaut on a rocket ship to experience what many have dubbed to be a "life-changing experience." Zero-G makes this event available to all people.

Of course, you have to clear a lot of hurdles to experience it, though. You have to pass a pre-flight instructional check-up, as well as a medical one. (Those who do not meed the medical requirements will not be permitted to fly, so as to ensure the one hundred percent safety rating obtained by Zero-G.) One also has to fork over $5,400, which might explain why Zero-G is most commonly known to be providing the service to celebrities like Martha Stewart and Ozzy Osbourne. They can afford that high cost, after all.

If you are still interested, though, then set aside May 3 on your calendar. The nationwide tour of Zero-G comes to New England for that day only and it will take off at Portsmouth International Airport up in New Hampshire from nine in the morning to one in the afternoon.

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