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See the World

as it was made to be seen

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Live onboard the

International Space Station

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Live

in weightlessness

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Launch on the

Soyuz-FG booster rocket

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Fly on a

Soyuz TMA-M spacecraft

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Train for your

mission to space

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The new

Boeing CST-100 spacecraft

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Space Station

The International Space Station (ISS) is mankind’s only permanently manned outpost. In low-Earth orbit it circles the Earth every 90 minutes.

A visit to the ISS is like no other experience.  When you reach Earth orbit you will be traveling at 17,500 miles per hour, over 250 miles above the Earth’s surface and you will be weightless, floating inside your spacecraft.

Space Adventures has arranged all eight of the flights to space completed by private citizens to date. All of our clients have flown to the International Space Station on the Russian Soyuz spacecraft, and have lived and worked alongside professional astronauts for 10 days or more. International recording artist, Sarah Brightman is our next spaceflight client bound for the ISS and is scheduled to launch in 2015.

Since the dawn of manned spaceflight, just over 540 people have traveled to space – we are pleased to be able to offer you the opportunity to be the next.

 

Highlights

  • Circle the Earth every 90 minutes;
  • Marvel at the Earth from 250 miles above;
  • Become one of the first 600 people to have ever flown to space.

Getting to Space

Soyuz Spacecraft

The Russian Soyuz TMA-M is the latest in a family of spacecraft that has successfully flown over 100 times in a row.  It is able to accommodate three people and is currently the only spacecraft able to transport either private or professional astronauts to the International Space Station.  It launches four times per year on the Soyuz-FG booster rocket.

Boeing CST-100

Boeing is developing the CST-100 spacecraft, as part of a NASA competition for the opportunity to launch US astronauts to the International Space Station.  It is expected to be operational by 2017, and Space Adventures has the rights to market seats to private individuals.

About the International Space Station

The International Space Station has a permanent crew of up to 6 professional astronauts.  It has an internal volume approximately the same size as a Boeing 777 aircraft, so there is plenty of space for privacy when needed.

Read our Blog post – 7 things everyone should know about the ISS.

Your time in space

You will spend approximately 10 days in space, during which time you are principally free to do as you choose.  You can marvel at the wonder of the Earth below you, assist in science research or design your own mission program.

 

Training and preparation

While the highlight is obviously the spaceflight itself, the training and preparation is a very rewarding experience in itself. Space Adventures will ensure you are appropriately trained and prepared using state of the art facilities, simulators and methods.

Clients

Dennis Tito

Dennis Tito is the world’s first private space explorer. For him, the journey to space was the completion of a long-held dream. In the early ’70s, Tito left a job...

Mark Shuttleworth

Mark Shuttleworth wanted to be the first African to fly in space. An Internet entrepreneur, Shuttleworth turned to Space Adventures to realize his dream. Dedicating his flight to educating South...

Greg Olsen

Dr. Olsen read a New York Times article about Space Adventures’ plans for offering the private missions to the International Space Station. The article said that spaceflight participants would be...

Anousheh Ansari

An active proponent of world-changing technologies, Anousheh Ansari has dreamed of space exploration since childhood, and her family provided the title sponsorship for the Ansari X Prize. A living example of...

Richard Garriott

Richard Garriott, the legendary video game programmer and designer became the sixth private citizen to conduct a space mission aboard the International Space Station in the Fall of 2008.  Richard followed in the...

Charles Simonyi

Dr. Charles Simonyi began dreaming about spaceflight at an early age. Charles’ boyhood interest in space resulted in his selection as Hungary’s Jr. Astronaut at age 13, for which he won...

Guy Laliberte

Launch date: September 30, 2009 Time in space: 11 days Flight #: Soyuz TMA-16 Guy Laliberte became Space Adventures’ seventh private spaceflight client when he launched to space on Wednesday...

Price

The price of the spaceflight depends on the vehicle you choose, the timing and the exact mission profile.  Please contact us for further details.