Laws of science halt Usain Bolt's speed in Zero-G plane

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Published on September 12, 2018 - Duration: 01:31s

Laws of science halt Usain Bolt's speed in Zero-G plane

Usain Bolt experiences weightlessness as he drinks champagne in an aircraft over France

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Laws of science halt Usain Bolt's speed in Zero-G plane

VIDEO SHOWS: JAMAICAN SPRINTER AND OLYMPIC MEDALIST USAIN BOLT FLOATING INSIDE ZERO-G PLANE IN MICRO-GRAVITY CONDITIONS PLEASE NOTE: THIS EDIT WILL BE LATER FOLLOWED BY A MORE COMPLETE EDIT WITH MORE FOOTAGE AND SOUNDBITES OF USAIN BOLT AND THE CHAMPAGNE BOTTLE DESIGNER SHOWS: IN AIR, OVER REIMS, FRANCE (SEPTEMBER 12, 2018) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 1.

OLYMPIC RUNNING CHAMPION USAIN BOLT TRYING TO SPRINT WHILE IN MICRO GRAVITY 2.

BOLT FLOATING AND MAKING RUNNING MOTIONS WITH HIS FEET 3.

BOLT LYING ON FLOOR 4.

VARIOUS OF BOLT DRINKING CHAMPAGNE WHILE IN MICRO GRAVITY 5.

BOLT FLIPPING IN AIR, WHILE TOUCHING CEILING OF PLANE 6.

BOLT SITTING STORY: Running legend Usain Bolt discovered that he could challenge the law of gravity, by being rendered weightless in a micro-gravity plane on Wednesday (September 12) above France.

The Olympic champion turned footballer was promoting a champagne brand in Reims, from where he took off on a Zero-G plane, an aircraft used by scientists for research.

The plane's aim was to reach micro-gravity conditions - in which people or objects appear to be weightless.

To achieve this, the pilot performed jumps in the sky - called parabolas - which allow a free fall of just over 20 seconds long.

Bolt was subjected to 16 parabolas during a two-hour flight.

As opposed to being called "zero gravity", a small amount of gravity still exists, as in space where gravity holds the moon in orbit around Earth or keeps the sun in place.

Champagne makers Mumm invited Bolt and journalists to experience micro-gravity to showcase a new bottle which they say will allow astronauts to drink champagne while orbiting planet Earth.

The specially designed bottle allows for the champagne to spurt without any spills.

With space tourism expected to flourish, Mumm hopes to get their champagne flowing way into the atmosphere, hundreds of kilometres above ground.

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