What Is Usain Bolt Doing on a Plane With a Champagne Bottle?

Sep 13, 2018

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What happens when you take the world’s fastest man, put him in an Airbus A310, remove any semblance of gravity and pit him in a race against a French astronaut? He wins, of course.

The 32-year-old Jamaican, famous for his stupefying speed on the ground, recently boarded a Zero-G aircraft to take part in what amounts to a publicity stunt. Nevertheless, Bolt did manage to outrun an astronaut on his turf and spent about four minutes in near-weightless conditions loving life above Reims, France.

The reason for the adventure? Showcasing a bottle of Champagne that will allow astronauts — and eventually space tourists — to enjoy some bubbly in space. The bottle was designed by Mumm, which hopes to latch onto the space tourism industry before it takes off.

H/T: The Globe and Mail

Featured image courtesy of Usain Bolt.

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