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Private Space Exploration
Space Adventures is the world’s premier private space exploration company and the only company currently providing opportunities for actual private spaceflight and space tourism. We are the first and only company to have sent self-funded individuals to space.
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Space Adventures offer two primary Spaceflight experiences:
- 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 October 2015.
- Circumlunar Spaceflight – The last humans to walk on the Moon left the Moon’s surface on December 14, 1972 and returned to Earth in their Apollo spacecraft. Since then no human has been closer to the Moon than low Earth Orbit. We plan on changing that.Using flight proven Russian spacecraft we will fly two private citizens and one professional cosmonaut on a free return trajectory around the far side of the moon. They will come within 100km of the Moon’s surface. If you chose to join this mission you will see the illuminated far-side of the Moon, and then witness the amazing sight of the Earth rising above the surface of the Moon. We expect our first mission to launch by 2017.
Space Adventures also offers the following Earth based space experiences:
- Spaceflight Training programs – For those not able to experience the wonder of spaceflight, Space Adventures is able to arrange for them to experience the same training used by professional astronauts to prepare for a real spaceflight. Examples include training in spacecraft simulators; experiencing spaceflight G-Force loads in a centrifuge; and spacewalk training in a Neutral Buoyancy tank.
- Zero-G weightless flights – The only way to experience the weightlessness of space without leaving Earth’s atmosphere. On our specially modified Boeing 727, parabolic arcs are performed to create a weightless environment allowing you to float, flip and soar as if you were in space. For the up to date schedule of flights in the USA, visit www.gozerog.com.
Low Earth Orbit, Moon.