Space exploration emerged as one of the bigger trends at the 2013 SXSW Interactive Festival — and this trend looks to continue for the 2014 event. Last week, we announced legendary astrophysicist Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson as the keynote speaker for Saturday, March 8. Other space-related programming at the 2014 event include Space Tech Startups That Will Change Everything (Thomas Pickens, Astrotech), First Signs: Finding Life on Other Planets (Jason Kalirai, Space Telescope Science Institute), International Space Orchestra Performance (Nelly Ben Hayoun, Royal College of Art, London), Taking the Collaborative Economy to Space (Ruben Nunez, Earth Space) and Live From Space! (John Yembrick, NASA).
But perhaps your interest in space goes beyond listening to a fascinating session with expert speakers. If so, then consider participating in the special ZERO-G Experience flight departing Austin on Saturday, March 8. The ZERO-G flight allows users a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience true weightlessness. Via the company’s specially modified Boeing 727, parabolic arcs are performed to create a weightless environment allowing you to float, flip and soar as if you were in space.. Participating in this amazing opportunity requires separate fees from your SXSW registration. But you can receive a 10% discount if you use the code (SXSW14) when purchasing your ticket.
Make your reservation soon as there is very limited seating on this ZERO-G flight on Saturday, March 8! Also, note that the ZERO-G flight leaves at 8:30 am -- so your experience should be over in time to get back to the Austin Convention Center by 2:00 pm for the keynote from Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson.