Thursday, June 21, 2007

Space Tourism Business

More and more companies are targetting this area of tourism industry. Ever thought of travelling up to the open space and see earth. Most have to go thought extensive training in order to become an astronaut but technology advancement will make it possible for an ordinary guy like to have a taste of it.

Only issue is $$$$$$$$.

EADS (European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company), an aerospace giant, has jumped onto the bandwagon of space tourism under a space division called EADS Astrium. Plans are in store for fare-paying passengers on a sub-orbital ride more than 100km above the planet. Wow!!! The price for this trip will be around 200,000 euros (£135,000). First commercial flight expected to be available in 2012, still long time more and maybe enough time for you to save those money up. You'll get to experience weightlessness while travelling for about 3 to 5 minutes, not bad but too short a time after paying so much for the trip.

EADS Astrium said that such space development could incur as much as 1 billion euros. EADS Astrium is the fourth company that has announced such development apart from The Spaceship Company, Blue Origin and Space Adventures Ltd. Quite a tight competition too especially with such an expensive development cost and there were no examples to follow.

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2 Comments:

Anonymous Rodrigo said...

Oi, achei teu blog pelo google tá bem interessante gostei desse post. Quando der dá uma passada pelo meu blog, é sobre camisetas personalizadas, mostra passo a passo como criar uma camiseta personalizada bem maneira. Até mais.

21 June, 2007 15:45  
Blogger alvinwriter said...

A spaceport is a very exciting thing to have even if the passenger flights coming from it don't really go to other planets... yet. Routine commercial flights to the edge of space will be like an expensive carnival-ride business if ships can be made sturdy and safe enough. But, it won't be far off when the spaceport in New Mexico will routinely launch flights to Mars, once the planet is set to be colonized. More details here: http://thenewsroom.com/details/428869/Science+and+Technology?c_id=wom-bc-ar

- Alvin from The Sci-Tech Desk at TheNewsRoom.com

24 June, 2007 16:38  

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