[dropcap]U[/dropcap]sain Bolt, an eight-time Olympic champion boarded a special Airbus Zero G plane, which simulates what it’s like to be in zero gravity. Bolt challenged two of his fellow passengers to a foot race and won it comfortably in the end.
French astronaut Jean-Francois Clervoy and CEO of Novespace and French Interior designer Octave de Gaulle, who were on-board with him, tried their best to match up to Bolt but failed. And after the win, he celebrated it in style by doing his trademark celebration — opening a bottle of a particular brand of champagne — Mumm Grand Cordon Stellar which was made to allow astronauts to drink bubbles in space.
“I was nervous but as soon as the first one (parabola) goes you kind of go ‘oh my God, what’s happening’. But after the third one I was like ‘yeah, it’s crazy’,” Bolt told Reuters.
CEOs of three multi-billionaire companies were locked in a race to send wealthy tourists into suborbital space, high enough to see the curvature of the planet.
Bolt is currently taking a break from his practice sessions with the Australian side Central Coast Mariners in quest of becoming a professional football player. He made his debut on the left wing in a trial match for the Coast Mariners.