SpaceX plans to send tourists to space by 2021

20 Février, 2020, 17:55 | Auteur: Therese Cote
  • Tourists are to be carried on SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule which was developed to transport NASA astronauts and is due to make its first crewed flight in the coming months

This program has involved testing and development of the Crew Dragon spacecraft for carrying human astronauts, and it's only a few months away from actually carrying NASA astronauts for the first time during a demonstration mission to the ISS.

Space Adventure isn't the only company involved in space tourism, Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic and Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin are also developing vessels to send tourists just beyond the border of space.

SpaceX will fly private citizens into orbit as early as next year.

It will also be the first orbital space tourism experience provided entirely with American technology, Space Adventures says. These spacecraft are the identical ones that can be utilized by NASA to ship astronauts to the International Space Station. But the agreement with Space Adventures is still in effect. The private spaceflight company recently completed the second major flight test of the Crew Dragon, as it's called, which demonstrated the capsule's ability to escape an exploding rocket.

SpaceX will allow tourists to buy a seat onboard their Crew Dragon spacecraft.

The flight path could take the tourists to altitudes two to three times higher than where the International Space Station orbits, according to Space Adventures chairman Eric Anderson. The company ditched those plans to focus on designing a gargantuan spacecraft and rocket system called Starship, which is now in the early stages of development.

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If the mission is successful, it will break the world altitude record for private citizen spaceflight.

There's no word on how much the experience will cost, and the two companies were light on other details.

SpaceX has similarly had to delay the first Crew Dragon flight with NASA astronauts as it worked through the process of certifying the spacecraft with NASA.

SpaceX goes to begin sporting a unique kind of payload in the not-too-distant long term. Another seven, including Sarah Brightman and Lance Bass, trained for flights, but never made it into space. The tourists included entrepreneur and space investor Anousheh Ansari and Cirque du Soleil co-founder Guy Laliberté. Its latest travel service in 2009 was reportedly priced at 35 million US dollars for an 11-day trip.

Laliberte and other space tourists who flew aboard the Soyuz faced months of training in Russian Federation to familiarize them with Soyuz and space station system.

"We are delighted to be working with a team of Space Adventures on this mission", said SpaceX President Gwynne Shotwell. "Fly farther from Earth than anyone in the last 50 years". Flight duration: up to five days.

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