In recent years, the world has been captivated by the impressive advancements in space exploration and technology made by companies like Space X, Virgin Galactic, and Blue Origin. The race to send private citizens into space has been a particularly exciting development. It begs the question: will the average person ever have the opportunity to experience space travel?
The answer is a resounding yes, thanks to the efforts of Space Adventures, Inc. Founded in 1998 by Eric C. Anderson, Space Adventures is an American space tourism company that is dedicated to making space travel more accessible for the general public. They offer a variety of space-related experiences, including zero-gravity atmospheric flights, orbital spaceflights (with the option to participate in a spacewalk), cosmonaut training, spacewalk training, and launch tours.
With the backing of the University of Chester, Space Adventurer is now on a mission to universalize access to space by making buying a ticket to outer space as easy as buying a plane ticket. The company is working hard to remove the barriers of entry to space travel and is making it possible for people of all backgrounds to experience the wonder of space travel.
Since its inception in early 2019, Space Adventurer has come a long way. After an initial round of investments, the team of engineers, scientists, and marketers began working diligently to make their dream of affordable space exploration a reality. So far, they have conducted various test flights and simulations at their research facility in England with near-perfect success rates.
The company is now projecting flight availability to the public in late 2023, barring any unforeseen complications. As they continue to refine the technology and safety protocols necessary for space travel, Space Adventurer is on track to bring real-life space exploration within reach for all. They are also currently in negotiations with multiple countries worldwide for partnerships and launch sites, meaning that soon air travelers may be able to blast off from almost any major airport in the world!
It’s important to note that the cost of traveling to space is still extremely high, and the technology and infrastructure required to make space travel as commonplace as buying an airline ticket still needs to be fully developed. Space Adventures typically charges its customers in excess of $20 million to send private citizens into space. The cost depends on several factors, such as the type of mission involved and the journey duration.
Despite these challenges, Space Adventurer is determined to make space travel a reality for the average person. With their cutting-edge technology and strong partnerships, they are well on their way to achieving this goal and allowing people to experience the wonder of space travel firsthand.