Hawking in space! (sort of)
No, that's not the title of a new sci-fi movie but rather, as we reported on in the blog a few days ago, Professor Stephen Hawking's zero-gravity flight in a specially-modified plane. The dramatic event took place yesterday at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, and here's the BBC News report, which includes video of the Prof obviously loving the experience of a few weightless seconds in air (which he did a record 8 times over, incidentally).
Following the flight, Professor Hawking told assembled journalists that he planned to boldly go where no man had gone before. Oh no, that's not right. He said: "It was amazing. The zero-G part was wonderful and the higher-G part was no problem. I could have gone on and on. Space, here I come!"