first_imgUsain Bolt is the fastest man on earth and on Wednesday, he proved that he could be the fastest in space as well.Bolt, an eight-time Olympic champion boarded a special Airbus Zero G plane, which simulates what it’s like to be in zero gravity. Bolt challenged two of his fellow passengers to a foot race and won it comfortably in the end.French astronaut Jean-Francois Clervoy and CEO of Novespace and French Interior designer Octave de Gaulle, who were onboard with him, tried their best to match up to Bolt but they failed.And after the win, he celebrated it in style by doing his trademark celebration and by opening a bottle of champagne — Mumm Grand Cordon Stellar — which was made to allow astronauts to drink bubbles in space.”I was nervous but as soon as the first one (parabola) goes you kind of go ‘oh my God, what’s happening’. But after the third one I was like ‘yeah, it’s crazy’,” Bolt told Reuters TV.Running in Zero Gravity @GHMUMM. #DareWinCelebrate #NextVictory St. Leo Bolt (@usainbolt) September 12, 2018The bottle was designed by champagne-maker Mumm in order to capitalise on the advent of space tourism.”The tourists will be enjoying the view of the earth, the view of space, weightlessness, and they will celebrate. So maybe there is not a market for a lot of bottles in space, but there is a market for some bottles,” said Jean-Francois Clervoy.Changing the game @GHMUMM. Celebrating life by drinking @GHMUMM in Zero Gravity #DareWinCelebrate #NextVictory St. Leo Bolt (@usainbolt) September 12, 2018Billionaires Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon Inc, Richard Branson and Tesla chief executive Elon Musk are locked in a race to send wealthy tourists into suborbital space, high enough to see the curvature of the planet.Taking a break from his efforts to become a professional soccer player, Bolt said he felt like a “kid in a candy store” after spending about four minutes floating and joking around in near-weightless conditions. Usain Bolt defeated an astronaut in a foot-race in space-like conditions (AP Photo)Bolt is currently taking a break from his efforts of becoming a professional football player. He is currently practicing with Australian side Central Coast Mariners and made his debut on the left wing in a trial match.However, he made little impression in a 19-minute cameo in his team’s 6-1 win over a Central Coast select side.last_img read more