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INTERNATIONAL: NEWS DIGEST - Hawking at zero.

British theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking is to make a 'zero gravity flight in the US.

Mr Hawking, who uses a wheelchair and is almost completely paralysed by amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig's disease, plans to go on a weightless flight in Florida on April 26, officials at the flight operator said yesterday.

The flight, operated by Zero Gravity Corporation, a Fort Lauderdalebased space tourism and entertainment company, will take off and return to a landing strip at the Kennedy Space Centre.
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