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Future Flight Journey to Mars thrill ride at Super Bowl Live
The ride rises to 90 feet into the air — equivalent to the height of a 9-story building — and ends with a stomach-churning free fall. Photo by Clifford Pugh
Astronaut Mike Hopkins explains the Future Flight ride at Super Bowl Live
"It gives you that sense of excitement. And maybe one day that is going to inspire the next generation of astronauts and maybe they'll walk on Mars someday," says astronaut Mike Hopkins. Photo by Clifford Pugh
Future Flight Journey to Mars thrill ride at Super Bowl Live
What goes up, must come down. Photo by Clifford Pugh
Ric Campo and Scott Kelly wait to being the Future Flight ride at Discovery Green
Among the lucky ones on the inaugural flight were Ric Campo and Scott Kelly. Photo by Clifford Pugh
Future Flight Journey to Mars thrill ride at Super Bowl Live
The Future Flight thrill ride is expected to be a big attraction at Super Bowl LIVE. Photo by Clifford Pugh