Jamaica's Usain Bolt still holds the record for the 100-meter dash. He got to show off his running skills on Wednesday in a much more challenging environment than a regular race track.
Bolt was on board a modified Airbus Zero-G plane flying in France as part of a promotion by French bubbly maker Maison Mumm. It's developed a special champagne bottle and serving glass designed for use in space.
The Mumm Grand Cordon Stellar project hasn't actually left Earth's gravity, but Mumm is testing it with the help of a special plane, which dives through the air to simulate a near zero-gravity environment. These planes, which are used in astronaut training, are also popularly known as "vomit comets."
Bolt raced against European Space Agency astronaut Jean-François Clervoy and French designer Octave de Gaulle, who worked on Mumm's special space-champagne bottle. They traveled the length of the plane and back again.
The athlete called the plane ride an "out of this world experience."
Bolt may be retired, but he still won the weightless race, floating to the finish line well ahead of the other competitors.
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