Orbital Spaceflight Program
Orbital spaceflight is one of the most exhilarating experiences known to man. When you reach Earth orbit you are traveling through space at over 17,000 miles an hour, and are over 200 miles above the Earth's surface. The weightless environment means you are floating inside your spacecraft, which is a thrill in itself.
Space Adventures has arranged all eight of the flights to space completed by private citizens to date. All of our clients have flown on the Russian Soyuz spacecraft to the International Space Station, where they have lived and worked alongside professional astronauts for 10 days or more. International recording artist, Sarah Brightman will be our next orbital spaceflight client and is scheduled to launch in late 2015.
For the next few years the Soyuz will remain the only viable way of reaching earth orbit. Space Adventures is continually seeking new ways to get private citizens to space, and recently entered an agreement with Boeing to market seats on their new spacecraft, the CST-100, which is expected to be operational in 2017.
While the highlight of an orbital spaceflight program is the spaceflight itself, an integral part of the experience and a very rewarding time is the training. Space Adventures will ensure you are appropriately trained and prepared using state of the art facilities, simulators and methods.
Since the dawn of manned spaceflight, just over 500 people have traveled to space – we are pleased to be able to offer you opportunities to be the next.
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