Hawking fulfilled a lifelong dream of experiencing zero gravity
Wednesday, March 14, 2018, 9:40 PM
Stephen Hawking, the highly influential theoretical physicist, died Wednesday at the age of 76. Eleven years ago, despite the FAA's disapproval, he was able to fulfill a lifelong dream of experiencing weightlessness in zero gravity with the help of serial entrepreneur Peter Diamandis. The trip lasted about two hours for a total of four minutes of weightlessness.