Microgravity Roller CoasterPossibly one of the coolest applications of physics has to be in theme parks. Now engineers are going to try something a little more extreme than your run of the mill roller coaster. Specifically emulating zero gravity conditions while being strapped to a cart. But just to make things even more interesting they also wish to double the force of gravity in some parts of the ride. The roller coaster named "Vomit Comet" will be able to accelerate to speeds greater than 100 mph before shooting vertically upwards. At this stage the ride will slow slightly, giving its passengers the sensation of weightlessness for up to 8 seconds. The ride, designed by BRC Imagination Arts, could cost up to 60 million dollars due to the level of precision required, in fact due to the varying weight of passengers the physics of the ride will have to be recalculated every run.Image + Information

Microgravity Roller Coaster

Possibly one of the coolest applications of physics has to be in theme parks. Now engineers are going to try something a little more extreme than your run of the mill roller coaster. Specifically emulating zero gravity conditions while being strapped to a cart. But just to make things even more interesting they also wish to double the force of gravity in some parts of the ride. The roller coaster named "Vomit Comet" will be able to accelerate to speeds greater than 100 mph before shooting vertically upwards. At this stage the ride will slow slightly, giving its passengers the sensation of weightlessness for up to 8 seconds. The ride, designed by BRC Imagination Arts, could cost up to 60 million dollars due to the level of precision required, in fact due to the varying weight of passengers the physics of the ride will have to be recalculated every run.

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