While some people dream to visit other countries, other ready to be sent to tourist flights in space. In space travel have already visited at least eight people, a dream which carried out the founded in 1998, the company Space Adventures. She previously collaborated with the Russian “Roscosmos”, but recently the company has signed a contract with SpaceX, which does developing the spacecraft Crew Dragon can accommodate up to four people. If you believe the reports of the representatives of the companies, the first tourist flight of this ship will be conducted in late 2021 or early 2022. But how long will the flights and where to send space tourists?
Of the consummation of the contract was described in the publication Space.com. If you believe the words of the representatives of Space Adventures, the flights involving four tourists will last about five days. The launch of the carrier rocket with the spacecraft will be from Cape Canaveral in Florida. The lucky ones who have the money for this kind of travel will rise above the orbit of the International space station orbiting our planet at anof 400 kilometers. To go inside the space station tourists, unfortunately, will not succeed.SpaceX launches space tourism
The cost of flight aboard the Crew Dragon is still unknown. However, the company Space Adventures has already organised a lot of space travel and they cost tens of millions of dollars. For example, in 2009, guy laliberté, founder of Cirque du Soleil, paid for the 11-day flight as much as 35 million dollars. Company SpaceX is known for the providing their services at a lower price than competitors, so the flights can be more affordable than before.
This space mission will pave the way to make space travel available to everyone. We will gladly work on it together with a team of Space Adventures — shared Gwynn Shotwell, chief operating officer of SpaceX.
It is possible that the company will change the timing of the first flight. It depends on the success of future flights of the spacecraft Crew Dragon. In 2019, the company SpaceX is already convinced of his safety after the successful docking spacecraft to the International Space Station. However, there is a ship waiting for another test — he has to send to the space station two NASA astronauts. If the mission is successful, the vehicle can be considered safe for space flights.