San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom and his fiancé, Jennifer Siebel, went aboard one of the first zero-gravity flights for the general public from NASA’s Moffett Federal Airfield this past Saturday.

Zero Gravity Corp., the first and only FAA-approved provider of commercial weightless flights (at $3,500 per ticket), says “Newsom and Siebel flew like Superman, flipped like Olympic gymnasts and enjoyed 10-times more hang-time than the world’s best basketball player. The newly engaged duo floated on cloud nine as they danced mid-air in the rare and exalted state of weightlessness.”

Wow. They took a “vomit comet” ride, and I think I’M becoming nauseated.

Josh Richman

Josh Richman covers state and national politics for the Bay Area News Group. A New York City native, he earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri and reported for the Express-Times of Easton, Pa. for five years before coming to the Oakland Tribune and ANG Newspapers in 1997. He is a frequent guest on KQED Channel 9’s “This Week in Northern California;” a proud father; an Eagle Scout; a somewhat skilled player of low-stakes poker; a rather good cook; a firm believer in the use of semicolons; and an unabashed political junkie who will never, EVER seek elected office.

  • Isn’t that sergey brin on the right?