CCN - NASA - Today, Stephen Hawking was taken aboard the the "vomit comet," putting him one step closer to going to space. Space, the final frontier... Yes, Mr. Hawking enjoyed the experience and was overjoyed at the prospect of being in space.
The only problem was that his wheelchair couldn't move him in space because it was floating. He was bouncing all around the cabin, and there was nothing he could do about it.
Steven Hawking typed, "I believe it is possible to overcome the problem. If we magnetize the wheels with rubber magnets, I should do just fine in space. I'll need a harness to hold me in the seat."
After the doctor treated his bruises from bouncing off the cabin walls, Steven Hawking said, "The zero gravity part was wonderful and the higher gravity part was no problem, I could have gone on and on. Space, here I come. Beam me up, Scotty."
Mr. Hawking was then energized and beamed aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise where he will spend a year in space... to explore strange new worlds, seeking out new life forms and new civilizations... boldly going where no man has gone before...