As recently as 2007, commercial space travel became a possibility for civilians. In spite of the inherent risks that come with such an experience, it can be quite safe as long as the proper safety measures are taken. As interest in the experience has grown, it has become a more realistic option for those that thought they might never be able to afford it. The general thought is that commercial space travel is extremely expensive and unattainable for most. This misconception is due to the confusion about the different kind of trips that are available.
Flights to the International Space Station, which are sparsely offered by only Space Adventures on the Russian Soyuz Rocket presently, are the most expensive trips. The cost for this kind of commercial space travel ranges from $ 30-$ 55 million, with EVA (a space walk), an additional $ 10 million, making it impossible for most. We will not include the $ 150 Million circumnavigational moon flight recently booked anonymously from Space Adventures with no departure date scheduled. The commercial space travel offered by companies like Virgin Galactic and XCOR are a relatively short trips from about 200,000 to 330,000 feet above the Earth. That means, you will fly to the edge of space and be able to see the Earth’s curvature and view Earth below.
You can also experience all of the thrills of being a commercial space travel participant, weightlessness, the rockets thrust and G-forces for a much lower price, which means that more people can afford it and decide if it’s right for them. When compared to the $ 30 million or more it would cost to fly to the International Space Station, it seems pretty amazing that these companies offer their commercial space travel programs starting at only $ 95,000. That means you can enjoy all of the thrills of space travel for less than 1/10th of the cost of the orbital alternative. If you’ve always wondered what it would be like to feel the weightlessness of outer space, and look out and almost touch the universe, you can finally find out for yourself. Now is the perfect time to secure your commercial space travel for under $ 100,000 it can be done. With only a $ 20,000 deposit you can begin your journey. Complete your medical questionnaire and travel out west. Experience an altitude chamber and an exciting aerobic flight to get the feel of what your future experience has in store. Plan your future commercial space travel soon and become a part of civilian space flight history.
Mitchell J Schultz is a Space Tourism Specialist developing a commercial space travel agency to provide information about the new Lynx spaceplane. Visit http://www.XtraordinaryAdventures.com/newsletter and sign up now for your FREE newsletter to keep current with commercial space travel.
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