Disabled Army veteran makes history with zero gravity flight
A disabled army veteran from Columbia is making history and setting her sights on space. She’s turned tragedy into triumph and inspires others with disabilities.
That’s why WACH FOX News is honoring her as part of Sinclair Cares, an initiative supporting all veterans.
Centra ‘Ce-Ce’ Mazyck enlisted with the Army in 1997 and quickly became a jumpmaster, but eighteen years ago, in November 2003, tragedy struck. She collided with another jumper mid-air.
“So everything we did, I’m going to say it worked, but at the very last minute our chutes broke loose,” said Mazyck.
Last month she made history as one of 12 people with disabilities who took a parabolic flight with AstroAccess.
“Parabolic flights are basically going up and down, we call them arms, to see how weightlessness feels on a mission to go to space,” said Mazyck. “The flight was something that I would never in my wildest dreams would’ve thought I would’ve experienced, especially the floating, the weightlessness”.
It took around three months to prepare for the flight and now she’s already looking forward to the next one.
“Please, please do not forget about your dreams,” said Mazyck.
Mazyck is an ambassador for Disabled American Veterans. The organization helps more than one million veterans every year.
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