Are you already bored of touring historical places? Tired of having expensive Caribbean cruise? Do exotic islands automatically make you yawn? If they do, it’s time for you to go on a space tour and discover the FINAL FRONTIER!
Who said that space travels are for astronauts and cosmonauts only? Space Adventures, a Virginia-based firm, arranges multimillion-dollar treks to the International space Station for the super-rich. Guy Laliberte, founder of Cirque du Soleil, became the seventh private citizen to go to space through the said American firm in 2009. Laliberte paid a whopping $35 million for a ride aboard a Russian Soyuz spacecraft.
The space tourism company has struck a new deal offering a suborbital spaceflights for almost half the going cost. Priced at $102,000 it is nearly $100,000 cheaper than the one being offered by Virgin Galactic.
What Space Adventure Offers
Space travellers will start their journey to the far side of the moon by first launching aboard a Soyuz spacecraft.The space craft will rendevouz with an additional system – an unmanned rocket booster – for a subsequent launch. This will enable the spacecraft with the required propellant to reach the moon.
Orbital Space Flight/Spacewalk
This will bring the space traveller to a please-make-me-snap-out-of-it moment! Upon reaching Earth orbit the space tourist will be travelling through space at over 17,000 miles an hour, and are over 200 miles above the Earth surface. Here, the space tourist will experience the zero gravity environment. Space tourists will also experience an unforgettable activity called, the Spacewalk.
Starting at $110,000 per space tourist, the Suborbital space is a destination to experience. It is 10 times higher than the altitude reached by a commercial aircraft, and a third of the way to the International Space Station. Space travellers will have a fantastic view of the curvature of the earth.
Zero Gravity Flights
For $4,950 per person or $165,000 for a private charter (36 people), the Zero-G flight is an awesome way to experience total weightlessness. When their specially customized Boeing 727 performs parabolic arcs, passengers experience weightless environment letting them float, flip, and soar just like in space.