This Wikipedia article seems to suggest that NASA no longer owns an aircraft capable of simulating weightlessness, and that such astronaut training is now contracted from a private company. Can this be confirmed by an independent source?

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The last NASA reduced gravity aircraft I can find is a C-9, registration N932NA, which is listed as stored (i.e. mothballed at Davis Monthan).

This agrees with the note on the Reduced gravity program page:

Website updated September 29, 2014

NASA has not decided how or if Microgravity Flights will occur in the future. This website will be updated as new guidance is released.


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