NASA's Vomit Comet: Hitchin' a Ride on a Buckin' KC-135
Some AVweb staffers get all the cushy assignments. And then there's the "Vomit Comet," the unfortunate nickname bestowed upon the KC-135A used by NASA to conduct zero-gravity testing and experiments. As if we don't give him enough to do, News Editor Peter Yost wangled a ride on this bucking bronco, risking life, limb and lunch to report on one of the wildest rides around. Take it from us — this is NOT your father's 707!