“He had a wonderful time. Far beyond our expectations,” Diamandis said. “The medical indications were better than expected.” After six parabolas, Zero Gravity tried to call it quits, but Hawking insisted they do more, said Noah McMahon, chief marketing officer for Zero Gravity and Hawking’s coach for the flight. They decided to keep going because he was doing so well.”….
In preflight interviews, Hawking said Thursday’s trip was also meant to show “that everyone can participate in this type of weightless experience” — even people with disabilities as serious as his. Diamandis said that Hawking was the first person with his kind of disability to take a weightless flight, and the outcome showed that “others can follow in Dr. Hawking’s footsteps.”
I’m glad it went well and that he had a good time. Everyone will be able to travel to space some day.