On Tuesday, Space Adventure announced an agreement with SpaceX to launch four more tourist tourists in the California Rocket Builder’s crew dragon capsule in mid-2012, aiming to turn around an international space station for seven civilians between 20 and 20.
Spain Adventure said privately funded crew dragon flyers will sail from the 39A historic historic pad at the Kennedy Space Center, but will not visit the space station. Instead, they will climb a record high orbit, enjoying a view of the world that has not been seen since NASA’s Gemini and Apollo innovators.
“Space Adventures exists because of the unique and previously impossible opportunity for private citizens to experience the place,” Eric Anderson, chairman of the organization, said in a statement. “This dragon mission will be a special experience and once in a lifetime opportunity to be able to reach twice the amount of any previous civilian navigational mission or space station visitor.”
SpaceX is in the final stagesIt is thought that for launch in May, the two will be taken to NASA’s aviation space station. The pil date will be the first US spaceflight to be piloted after the shuttle’s final mission on July 28.
Boeing crew is also making ferry ship –– As part of NASA’s commercial crew program, an initiative aimed at developing a new U.S. spacecraft will be leased by the government, but not its own.
The goal is to end NASA’s sole reliance on the Russian Soyuz spacecraft for and on the International Space Station. A key component of the program is encouraging the use of the private sector in the low-Earth orbit, and both SpaceX and Boeing are free to launch their spaceships on a free private mission.
Both spacecraft feature fully autonomous flight control systems, with the ability to take manual control when station-bound NASA innovators are needed. For private, non-NASA aircraft, the missions will likely be controlled from the ground up and will not require experienced pilot-innovators.
Whatever the case, the first private aircraft on the SpaceX crew dragon “will create a spaceflight for everyone who has dreamed of it, and we are happy to work with the Space Adventure team on the mission,” said Gwen Shotwell, President and Chief Operating Officer of SpaceX, Space Adventure. The statement said.
How much does it cost?
Ticket prices are not yet known, but it will not be cheap.
The NASA inspector general saidA report released last November estimated the government’s spending for a seat next to the crew dragon, totaling $ 4 million, taking on four aircraft innovators and six contracting roundtrips at the station. About $ 90 million was spent on boating seats. NASA has been paying more than $ 1 million per seat to fly airliner aboard the Russian Soyuz spacecraft.
Space Adventure was fought by seven civilians at seven civilian space stations – two flew between 20 and 20. Sarah trained for seven more aircraft, including Brightman and Lance Bass, but never made it into space.
Commercial expenses have not been disclosed, but Dennis Tito, the first Space Adventure sausage client, reportedly paid $ 20 million to travel to the station in 2001. Cirque du Soleil founder and most recent space adventure sausage client Guy Laliberte paid $ 35 million for his trip to the space station on May 25.
Passengers in Suez Laliberte and other space travelers faced months of training in Russia to familiarize themselves with the Suez and space station system. Anderson said an aircraft aboard an autonomous crew dragon spacecraft would require only weeks of US-based training.
“Help build the future of our personal spaceflight,” Space Adventure said in a YouTube videos. “Fly away from the world more than anyone in the past 6 years. Expected journey: from Cape Canaveral, Florida, USA, to the end of 2026. Duration of aircraft: up to five days. Training: has been conducted in the United States for several weeks.”