40 A Different Dimension of the Vacation: Journey to Space Ideas
SpaceX and space tourism company Space Adventures announced that they will launch expeditions that will take tourists to earth orbit next year. Tourists will make the journey with the capsule named “Crew Dragon”. SpaceX President Gwynne Shotwell said on Tuesday morning about the project they will be carrying out with Space Adventures, “This historic mission will create a way to make space flight possible for all the people who dream of it. We are pleased to work with the Space Adventures team on this assignment.” used to testify.
Established in 1998, Space Adventures will be tasked with coordinating civilians who want to travel in space in this project to be realized with SpaceX. The company has sent seven tourists to the International Space Station (ISS) on Russia’s Soyuz rockets so far. On the next voyage of space travel, passengers will include Microsoft co-founder Charles Simonyi and Iranian billionaire Anousheh Ansari, the first female space tourist. While the Crew Dragon crew is expected to free flight around the world instead of docking with the ISS, SpaceX will be able to increase the number of passengers to orbit the earth in the planned flight, up to 4 more than usual. Eric Anderson, head of mission partner Space Advantures, emphasized that the Crew Dragon capsule ISS, which will be launched from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida, could go up to two or three times the height. “Honoring our common past, this Dragon mission will be a special experience and a lifetime opportunity that can reach twice the height of any civilian astronaut mission or space station visitor before,” says Anderson. he spoke.
Earlier this year, SpaceX announced that it would conduct the first crew test of the Crew Dragon capsule by sending NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley to the ISS between May and June. Boeing also has a commercial crew contract for the Starliner spacecraft, which is grappling with difficulties, including various software bugs. No information has yet been given about how much civilians who will travel in space with the Crew Dragon capsule will pay for this touristic visit.