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Italy's SPACELAND Teams Up With Zero Gravity Corporation to Fly Oldest Man Ever on Weightless Research Flight

SPACELAND Breaks Its Own World Record With 93-Year-Old Microgravity Test Subject for ICT and Biomedical Technology

MERRITT ISLAND, FL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 04/30/07 -- KENNEDY SPACE CENTER -- Italy's SPACELAND group, which organized the world's first non-governmental zero gravity research flight in 2005, broke its own record for the oldest microgravity test subject when it flew 93-year-old Cesare Massano aboard Zero Gravity Corporation's (ZERO-G) G-FORCE ONE on April 28 from the Kennedy Space Center.

Led by SPACELAND's zero gravity veteran Doct. Eng. Carlo Viberti, a former European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut office engineer who also coordinated the ESA technology experiments on board the Russian space station MIR, the microgravity research and education flight focused on the oldest man to ever experience weightlessness. Mr. Massano, from SPACELAND's headquarter town of Torino (Italy), served as test subject for Info-Communications Technology (ICT), biomedical and bioengineering experiments, with a special focus on monitoring and understanding cardiac behavioral patterns in elderly people under increased G-force conditions. The SPACELAND team of scientists and engineers used tele-medicine tools, webcam-controlled human computer interfaces as well as non-invasive acupuncture techniques to test and counteract space motion sickness. Started in 2005 with the world's first disabled woman flying weightless for SPACELAND ICT experiments, the historic research flight program included participation from several VIPs including the Italian Parliament Dignitary Honorable Marco Airaghi.

NASA and Space Florida supports the SPACELAND research and educational flights, which have been organized by assembling the experimental hardware necessary, and training the selected candidates at SPACELAND's training camp in the Alps (2,000 meters above sea level) within the 2006 Winter Olympic territory of Piemonte (Italy).

"Italy is a valued partner with the U.S. on various space programs, including the International Space Station," said NASA Spaceport Development Manager Jim Ball. "We are pleased to host these experiments that take off from the Shuttle Landing Facility."

"As also appreciated by the President of the Republic of Italy, our crew with its record-breaking 93-year-old test subject Cesare Massano proves the excellence of the SPACELAND experimental program, whose research activities in weightlessness are always carried out with crews composed of both scientists and laymen of all ages," said SPACELAND President Carlo Viberti.

The experience offered by ZERO-G is the only commercial opportunity on Earth for individuals to experience true "weightlessness" without going to space and SPACELAND is the world's first non-governmental organization to have carried out research flight campaigns in zero-gravity and lunar-gravity, benefiting from the synergy with ZERO-G and Houston's PARU Services.

About SPACELAND Italia

Conceived in 1999 and launched at the beginning of the new century, SPACELAND (www.SpaceLand.it) is the first non-government association in the field. It organizes weightless and low-gravity research and educational flight campaigns in synergy with NASA and Space Florida, allowing the laymen to get involved in scientific research and scientists to improve the quantity of their state-of-art R&D activities. They can benefit from the SPACELAND's "flying lab" to accelerate analysis, testing & qualification of methodologies, systems and products related to gravity-dependent chemical-physical interaction mechanisms, biotechnological applications, pharmaceutical drugs, acupuncture applications against space motion sickness, countermeasures for osteoporosis, muscular atrophy, cardiac, neuro-vestibular and other gravity-dependent pathologies.

About ZERO-G

Zero Gravity Corporation (www.GoZeroG.com) is a privately held space entertainment and tourism company whose mission is to make the excitement and adventure of weightlessness accessible to the public. ZERO-G is based in Las Vegas and Florida and is the first and only FAA-approved provider of weightless flight to the general public, as well as the entertainment and film industries; corporate and incentive market; non-profit research and education sectors; and government.

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