You’ve been there, you’ve finished that, and we can now do this: space travel. Yes, we can go where no male or lady (or during slightest nothing solely astronauts, a few domestic hangers-on and a handful of celebs) have left before. And we can do it as early as subsequent year. What a good holiday benefaction for we or for a chairman who thinks they have everything.
Already, 300 fervent folks have sealed on to XCOR Lynx, a rocket-powered space plane. For $95k per, 6 tourists and one commander during a time will fly 61 miles above a earth, and spend 30 mins in space, 3 of those mins in a micro-gravity sourroundings with a max of 4 g-forces; that’s 4 times a earth’s gravity.
And afterwards there are a 700 sheet holders who have already shelled out adult to a entertain indent to get flung 50 miles above earth on Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic for a max of dual hours — including 5 mins in a micro-gravity environment, with a max of 6 gs.
Both Virgin Galactic and XCOR flights are deliberate “sub-orbital” flights and only hardly shun a earth’s atmosphere. If we unequivocally wish to go into orbit, you’ll have to spend between 10 days and dual weeks aboard a Russian Soyuz International Space Station. Oh, and you’ll have to compensate $50 million to Space Adventures Orbital Space Flight. (If we have to ask, we shouldn’t go.)
To go full orbital you’ll be drifting as a solo civilian, accompanied by dual astronauts. You’ll be orbiting adult to 205 miles, and face a limit force of 6 to 8 gs. But surprise! You won’t be a initial to do it. British thespian Sarah Brightman and Cirque du Soliel founder, Guy Laliberte are among a handful that have already visited a station. And a initial municipal passenger, 61-year-old Dennis Tito, went on a genuine 2001 Space Odyssey thirteen years ago. Holy stratosphere.
Speaking for myself, we flew a pure moody of Virgin Air behind in a mid-80s, with Richard Branson on board. Back afterwards he had one used jet as his fleet, and large dreams. we have no doubt he will lift off this his sub-orbital convey a approach he did Virgin Air.