Saturday, January 06, 2007

Space Travel

Space Adventures Ltd is the only company in the world currently operating commercial orbital spaceflight and will be the first to launch clients using a new breed of lower cost suborbital spacecraft currently under development worldwide.

Whether your desire is to conduct science experiments, achieve what few have done before or simply enjoy the feeling of weightlessness while taking in the spectacular view, Space Adventures is your opportunity to discover one of life’s greatest secrets: the wonders of space.

Keen on travelling up to the space? Well, it's opened to the public and so far, 4 customers have taken the ride.

Program highlights:-
* Space Flight Training at the legendary Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia
* Launch from the historic Baikonur Cosmodrome aboard a Soyuz-FG launch vehicle
* Eight days in space and live aboard the International Space Station (in collaboration with Russian Aviation and Space Agency (Rosaviakosmos) and Rocket Space Corporation Energia (RSC Energia)
* Approximately 120 orbits of the Earth (over 3 million miles traveled)
* Become one of the first 500 people ever to have flown in space
* Experience the vast untamed universe beyond Earth

Prior to cruising to space, you will be trained under their Spaceflight Training (Cosmonaut Training Overview):-
* One day Mini-Medical testing in Star City
* Centrifuge (launch to orbit insertion) Simulator Training
* Space Navigation using Star City’s one-of-a kind Planetarium and Simulator
* Sokol Space Suit Training
* Soyuz spacecraft simulator training under the guidance of actual spacecraft pilot trainers
* Spacewalk mission simulation in the neutral buoyancy tank.
* Land-Survival Training
* International Space Station Simulator Training
* MiG-25 Flight to the “Edge of Space” with one of Russia’s most experienced pilots
* MiG-29 “Space Shuttle Flight Profile” with one of Russia’s most experienced pilots
* Zero Gravity Flight (Optional)
Tags: Space Adventure, Space, Spacecraft, Suborbital, International Space Station, Science, Technology, Soyuz, Russia, Rosaviakosmos, RSC Energia

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