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 IL-76 MDK
The "IL-76 MDK" wide-body airplane is a unique flying laboratory, which can create short-term weightless conditions. To achieve a short-term micro-gravity, the aircraft flies in a parabolic pattern (Kepler curve), rising to a height of about 20,000 feet, and then curving downward. Weightlessness lasts for 25 seconds and can be recreated up to 15 times within one flight. The Zero-G flight lasts 1,5 hours. Total time of your stay in weightless conditions can be approximately 450 seconds.

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The ATLAS Aerospace is using the flying laboratories for carrying out technological tests and studies of different space-related systems, devices, assemblies, biomedical studies of organisms and their behavior under weightless conditions and in reduced weightlessness ("Lunar", "Martian" other types of gravity), and also for commercial flights and advertising projects.

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