Saturday, April 28, 2007

A Taste of Freedom: Stephen Hawking Flies Unbound

Stephen Hawking's mind without restraint routinely explores the limits the four known dimensions that define our universe.

For 160 seconds this week, Professor Hawking's body experienced the freedom that his mind has always known, as he moved without restraint and without support, largely released for the first time in more than 30 years from the physical prison of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS.

What a fitting reward for the man who has done more to expand our perception of our horizons than any other living theorist.

Dr. Hawking plans an even more thrilling experience in two years, when he will be Richard Branson's guest on a Virgin Galactic sub-orbital space flight.

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