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VIDEO+Usain Bolt sips champagne, sprints through zero gravity

Usain Bolt sprinted through thin air and sipped champagne floating on his back as he enjoyed near zero-gravity conditions in an aircraft performing stomach-lurching parabola dives.

The eight-time Olympic champion grinned as he experienced weightlessness in the modified plane normally used for scientific research, but on this occasion to showcase a champagne bottle that will allow astronauts to drink bubbles in space.

Bolt called it a “mindblowing” experience.

“I was nervous but as soon as the first one (parabola) goes you kind of go ‘oh my God, what’s happening’. But after the third one I was like ‘yeah, it’s crazy,’” Bolt told Reuters TV.

The bottle was designed by champagne-maker Mumm. In time the company hopes to capitalize on the advent of space tourism.

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