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What happened to Zero-G Football?

7 Oct 2011, 00:41 UTC
What happened to Zero-G Football?
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Back in late 2005, a company called IPX Entertainment, (headed by Haughton-Mars Project veteran Rocky Persaud,) began promoting microgravity sports. With an interview with Leonard David, another on Ajax Developers Journal, and a piece written by Rocky himself on The Space Review, he championed the promise of repeat customers for viewing and participating in zero-g [...]

Even team sports are possible on larger "zero-g" aircraft. (Credit: Space Adventures)
Back in late 2005, a company called IPX Entertainment, (headed by Haughton-Mars Project veteran Rocky Persaud,) began promoting microgravity sports.
With an interview with Leonard David, another on Ajax Developers Journal, and a piece written by Rocky himself on The Space Review, he championed the promise of repeat customers for viewing and participating in zero-g sports as a way to break open the NewSpace market to the masses.
The plan included a reality show, “Space Champions,” which would chronicle the development of a proprietary sport, first called “Parabolic Football,” or “Paraball,” and then intriguingly changed to, “Zero Gravity Football.” (Was “Paraball” too confusing a term?)
Rendering of a Virgin Galactic suborbital space passenger. (Credit: Zero G)
A Zero Gravity Sports League was also on the books, as were flagship microgravity Zero Gravity ...

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