The most familiar space travel in which you experience space as well as Earth.
Sub-orbital space travel is priced 10 million yen, which is the most reachable among current space travels available. Like the Space Shuttle, the spaceship takes off from the space port’s runaway and lands on the same runaway. Your seat is next to the pilot’s. You can enjoy a panoramic view of space and Earth from the cockpit. After taking off, the spaceship goes beyond the speed of sound in 58 seconds. In 180 seconds, it reaches Mach 2.9. With the engine cutoff, it starts a parabolic flight. As you travel through the altitude of 100 km, stars and pitch darkness spread before you as blue Earth rotates below. Then you experience about 5 minutes of weightlessness. The spaceship begins to descend slowly as the speed increases. In order to decrease the speed when you enter the atmosphere again, you experience 4G for about 20 seconds. Then you can relax and enjoy your view while gliding for 40 minutes before landing on the space port.
Space travel is not just for special people any more.
Destination: the “International Space Station” Train as an astronaut and become a space explorer
To board this orbital spaceflight, you must first train program at the famed Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center, in Star City outside Moscow. This includes learning about the flight program, and spacecraft operation.. Of course traveling to space will be an out-of-this-world experience, but going through this training program will also be an experience to remember. With the orbital spaceflight, you will train as an astronaut and travel to space as one, too.
Once you have completed your training, you will board the Russian Soyuz rocket. The destination of this orbital spaceflight is the International Space Station (ISS). It will take less than 2 days to reach the ISS, which orbits 400km above the Earth. A permanent crew of six astronauts from around the world reside on the ISS, which is jointly operated by 16 countries including the United States, Japan, Canada, European nations, and Russia, for extended periods of time. You will be living there, in the zero gravity environment for approximately one week.
The ISS completes an orbit around the Earth every 90 minutes. So you will witness a sunrise or sunset every 45 minutes. By the end of your expedition, you will have circled the Earth 120 times and traveled 4.8 million kilometers. 7 civilians have already made this journey, and the world-renowned singer, Sarah Brightman is next private citizen scheduled to make this trip.
40 years after the moon landing.
Be the next to travel to the “moon.”
President John F. Kennedy presented the greatest scientific challenge in history; that was landing a man on the Moon and returning him safely to Earth. The last flight of the Apollo program was in 1972. No man has traveled to the moon since, but now you can enjoy breathtaking sights no man has seen for nearly half a century. Reservations to this 2-passenger LUNAR MISSION have begun.
Before the mission you train at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Russia. Then you will board the Soyuz rocket destined for space. Your Soyuz spacecraft, which will dock with an upper stage booster while in low orbit before starting the 3 day journey to the moon, will circumnavigate the moon about 100km above its surface. You will be able to see the Tycho Crater featured in the movie, 2001: A Space Odyssey, the Copernicus Crater, which is said to be the most beautiful crater on the moon, and see the Fra Mauro Highlands up close where Apollo 13 was unable to land. And of course you will be able to see the other side of the moon you have never seen before from the Earth.
And last but not least, you will be able to witness the rising of the Earth. The Earth seen from the moon waxes and wanes just like the moon we see from the Earth. The sight of Earth rising from beyond the lunar horizon will surely be the most dramatic moment of this mission. The lunar mission is an expedition organized by Space Adventures and their Russian partners. The spacecraft, developed using Soyuz rocket technology, is expected to launch in 2017. Space Adventures, based in the United States, is the only company to have arranged flights to space for private individuals.
Experience zero gravity as if you are in space on a specially modified Boeing 727.
Experience zero gravity as if you are in space on a specially modified Boeing 727. Every move you have ever imagined of performing in zero gravity - from somersaults, super hero like stunts, to drinking a perfectly round drop of water - is possible during your zero gravity flight. After take off, the aircraft will follow a parabolic flight path, and you will experience 20 to 30 seconds of free fall approximately 15 times. By capturing your ZERO-G experience with a photo or a movie, it would seem like you are a true astronaut. It is a true-to-space experience of zero gravity