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ICYMI: 'The Bachelor' Went Zero G This Week

ABC's "The Bachelor" took a weightless ride with Zero Gravity Corporation in Monday's episode.
ABC's "The Bachelor" took a weightless ride with Zero Gravity Corporation in Monday's episode. (Image credit: <a href="http://abc.go.com/shows/the-bachelor/video/most-recent/VDKA3634101">ABC</a>)

It's always exciting to see space and pop culture collide, and that's just what happened Monday night (Jan. 16) when "The Bachelor" took a couple on a weightless date.

In Monday's episode, Bachelor Nick Viall and show contestant Vanessa Grimaldi on an out-of-this-world date with Zero Gravity Corporation (ZERO-G), which uses rollercoaster-like rides on its modified Boeing 727 aircraft G-Force One to give passengers a taste of weightlessness. Viall seemed to have a great time. Grimaldi, meanwhile, did lose her lunch, but she also pulled off some awesome spinning pushups that put Viall to shame. The couple also shared some weightless smooches guaranteed to melt even the most steely-eyed space veteran's heart.

Mashable's Miriam Kramer (hat tip!) has a fun explainer piece on how "The Bachelor" zero gravity date worked here.

If you missed The Bachelor's weightless wonder date, here's some video and social media highlights: 

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Tariq Malik

Tariq is the Editor-in-Chief of Space.com and joined the team in 2001 as a staff writer, and later editor, covering human spaceflight, exploration and space science. He became Space.com's Managing Editor in 2009 and Editor-in-Chief in 2019. Before joining Space.com, Tariq was a staff reporter for The Los Angeles Times. He is also an Eagle Scout (yes, he has the Space Exploration merit badge) and went to Space Camp four times as a kid and a fifth time as an adult. He has journalism degrees from the University of Southern California and New York University. To see his latest project, you can follow Tariq on Twitter.