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Bubbling Bolt toasts zero
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Usain Bolt sprinted through thin air and sipped champagne floating on his back as he enjoyed near zero-gravity conditions in an aircraft performing stomach-lurching parabola dives. The eight-times Olympic champion grinned as he experienced weightlessness in the modified plane normally used for scientific research, but on this occasion to showcase a champagne bottle that will 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'. read more


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