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Great Alne couple grab chance to fly weightless over Atlantic

IT wasn’t quite a star trek but a couple of fans of outer space boldly went in search of a new experience, after heeding the advice of one of their heroes.

Stephen Walsh (67) and partner Patricia Hackett (79) travelled to France to take part in an anti-gravity flight over the Atlantic, typically used for astronauts in training.

The idea came after going to a book signing by Major Chris Hadfield, of the International Space Station, where he said: “If you ever get the chance to experience weightlessness – grab it.”

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