|The xero experience will present you with an entirely new perspective. In weightlessness things no longer behave that way you would expect - especially not your body. There is no more up and down. Objects are no longer heavy or light. There is a whole new world of sensations to experience. And a whole new sense of freedom. Get ready to experience your body like you could never have imagined.
|The xero mission is to deliver a once in a lifetime experience an experience of weightlessness in the comfort, style and convenience of Sweden. xero will take its clients out of the normal laws of physics and will plunge them into another world; a world where no gravity exists. Xero is a space where the environment is designed to let clients explore weightlessness in a physical, artistic and social way.
|Xero employs the same proven method to create weightlessness that is used by space agencies to train astronauts and cosmonauts for the zero gravity in space. Xero operates a modern aircraft that is specifically built to fly a special parabolic flight profile that creates periods of weightlessness. By flying this special parabolic flight profile extended periods periods of weightlessness are created within the xero experience you will have the chance to defy gravity about 15 times by repeating this parabolic maneuver.
Xero is a specially designed
environment located inside the
cavernous in their IL 76 MDK parabolic
flight aircraft. The IL-76 MDK is only 1
of 3 specially equipped aircraft in the
world that routinely trains astronauts
and cosmonauts in their preparation for
the zero gravity they will feel in space.
Over 120 000 parabolas have been
flown by NASA, the Russian Space
Agency and the European Space
Agency without a single incident.
The xero experience
spans much more than a modified
aircraft. In fact, the interaction starts
when the client first becomes aware of
the opportunity. xero is an once in a
lifetime adventure that allows people to
experience weightlessness in the
comfort, style and convenience of
Sweden. The time before and between
the periods of zero gravity are integrated
in the experience.
The interior concept is based
on a selfsupporting inflatable structure
that is lightweight, flexible and easily
installed. The flooring is covered in an
inflatable drop-stitch mattress.
A light scheme ensures a calm
atmosphere in the cabin, yet at the
same time enhances the experience.
For example, patterns of light vary in
tone with smooth transitions from one
colour scheme to another. An image
inspired by the world famous northern
The sound scheme marks the
aircraft noise. It removes the
experience from that of a conventional
flight and helps the passengers to
focus on the adventure. The sound
palette is based on traditional Swedish
function as visual references
within the space.
Inflatable vertical handrails
To facilitate and enrich the
movements during zero gravity.
The concept is based on a
self supporting 14 meter
Drop stitch mattress
flooring covered by an
mattress ensuring a soft
surface for safety and
The xero habit
The interior concept
integrates all senses,
strengthening the overall
moodlightning, sound scape
and scent design.