Usain Bolt on Wednesday sprinted through thin air and sipped champagne floating on his back as he enjoyed near zero-gravity conditions in the back of an aircraft performing stomach-lurching parabola dives.
The eight-time Olympic champion grinned as he experienced weightlessness in a 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.
The bottle was designed by champagne-maker Mumm. In time the company hopes to capitalize on the advent of space tourism.
Usain Bolt is currently on trial with Australian side the Central Coast Mariners, and has also spent time with Norwegian side Stromsgodset and Borussia Dortmund.