A GROUP of dedicated ravers are set to experience the world’s first zero gravity nightclub on board an astronaut training plane. A modified Airbus A310 will set off from Frankfurt, Germany next month and will let those on board experience the feeling of weightlessness while listening to top trance and electronic DJs.
Armin van Buuren, from the Netherlands, and Los Angeles-based Steve Aoki will provide the music for the 20 lucky clubbers who will float around on board the aircraft. European Space Agency astronauts Jean-Francois Clervoy, from France and Pedro Duque, from Spain will be joining the lucky party goers as well as two members of crew.
The clubbers on board are from all different continents and were hand picked after winning a social media competition, hosted by organiser BigCityBeats.
The company is known for holding unusual club nights and boss Bernd Breiter said: “Since we are doing a lot of things which are unique, everybody was asking me -- when do you fly to the moon?”
“That will take awhile, if it’s possible. But we are coming a little bit closer.”
To recreate the feeling of space, the aircraft will follow a parabolic flight path relative to the centre of the earth, meaning the aircraft is in free fall at certain points.
During this time the aircraft will not exert any ground reaction force to those on board causing the sensation of weightlessness. Unlike actual space which is silent, the plane will have oxygen - meaning that the DJs can blast out their dance anthems on board.
The mission, called the World Club Dome Zero Gravity, is due to set off on February 7 and will last 90 mins, with just 25 of them spent in zero gravity. DJ Van Buuren said that space travel has been “something I want to experience at least once” and added: “You can make really unique dance moves, like twists in the air, that you wouldn’t normally be able to do on a dance floor. I think it will look really funny.