Space Adventures Ltd
Explorer suborbital space plane
UpdatesFeb. 17, 2006: Space Adventures announced its plans to develop a commercial spaceport in Ras Al-Khaimah (the UAE), with plans to expand globally. Other potential spaceport locations include Asia, specifically Singapore, and North America. The total estimated cost of the global spaceport development project is at least $265 million and will be funded by various parties, along with shared investments by Space Adventures and the government of Ras Al-Khaimah.
Feb. 16, 2006: Space Adventures announced a contract with Prodea, a private investment firm founded by the Ansari family, and a separate contract with the Federal Space Agency of the Russian Federation (FSA), to develop a fleet of suborbital spaceflight vehicles for commercial use globally. This joint venture will fully develop and provide a set of turnkey operational space tourism systems that include the delivery of several suborbital launch vehicles to multiple global locations.
2005: Space Adventures announced its intention to send two fare-paying passengers on a flight around the Moon, lasting between 10 and 21 days, as early as 2008. The trip would cost about $100 million each. The company hopes to work with the Russian space agency to get the Moon visit project off the ground. Its plan would involve two passengers traveling in a Soyuz capsule to the International Space Station and docking there with a booster craft before journeying on to a circumnavigation of the Moon.
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