Stephen Hawking’s just completed a bunch of zero-G flights on a Boeing 727. All part of his grand plan to get into space. After thinking about and explaining the Universe to people for so long it must be a dream for him, and it sounds like his heart is up to it. Cool.
“Space here I come,” he added, referring to his plans to fly aboard one of Richard Branson’s first Virgin Galactic sub-orbital flights, which are slated to start in 2009.”