Daily Archives: February 12, 2010

China Comes to U.S. Rescue of Maglev Train from Los Angeles to Las Vegas

Long discussed and hotly debated for years, it appears if the magnetic levitation train (called ‘Maglev’) ferrying passengers (and tourists!) from Los Angeles to Las Vegas is really to get started in earnest, it will take Chinese funding- lots of it. 

China announced last week that it is willing to loan $7  billion to build the project. 

All that is needed for the loan to go though is a promise of support from the U.S. government. 

Maglev officials said the Export-Import Bank of China is willing to lend the money with the knowledge that if the California-Nevada Super Speed Train Commission is unable to pay the funds back, federal officials will. 

What’s a little petty cash transaction between friends?

{Also, a prior article is available on the high speed Maglev train issue by Las Vegas Backstage Access.}

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Valentine’s Day in Las Vegas at Zero Gravity: Fly like a Superhero, Float like an Astronaut

Now, if you have daring-do, you too can take part in a weightless experience like no other in Las Vegas onboard G FORCE ONE, Zero Gravity Corporation’s specially modified Boeing 727-200 aircraft. 

Guests will have the unique opportunity to float freely and lighten up in complete weightlessness onboard the ZERO-G flight. It’s not a simulated flight.  Rather, the actual flight pattern replicates the same levels of weightlessness enjoyed on Mars (1/3-gravity), the moon (1/6-gravity) and zero gravity. 

Available on select February and March dates in Las Vegas for your romantic getaway weekend, this is truly a one-of-a-kind package, ranging in price from $14,500 to $15,500. 

For more information or reservations/bookings for Zero Gravity package in Las Vegas, please visit Pure Entertainment Group or email: concierge@purentonline.com

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