If you've got a lust for space travel, a desire to go where only a couple of dozen people have gone before, and $150 million to spare, Space Adventures needs you.
Wanna get away (in 3-5 years)? Why not book a reservation aboard the not-so-spacious Soyuz spacecraft, where you, a Russian cosmonaut and some eccentric, anonymous billionaire can spend an intimate week in the stars, floating past the moon.
Space Adventures is going to use an Armadillo Technologies rocket to launch amateur astronauts 62 miles into the sky. Nothing new, except that they will do it for half the price of Virgin Galactic's ticket, and in a real rocket!
I imagine the first thing on everyone's mind when they return from space is "When the f%&@ can I go back!?" Today, Charles Simonyi became the first space tourist to make a second paid flight.
Not content with his first astronautic experience, Ex-Microsofter billionaire Charles Simonyi is now training for a second trip to the International Space Station in Spring 2009. Simonyi will be the first repeat Space Adventures customer since the company began sending private citizens into the final frontier in…
Wired has a great feature on Richard Garriott, the father of MMORPG OG Ultima and the latest millionaire to get blasted up to the ISS as a paying tourist. More specifically, the grueling 8 months of training Garriott must first endure at Zvyozdny Gorodok, (Star City), a.k.a. Yuri's house, a.k.a. where space flight was…