Boeing Wants To Take You To Outer Space
If you want to boldly go to outer space, where no only several men and women have gone before, Boeing just might make it a reality soon. The company is planning to work with National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to develop a capsule can take you high above the clouds and into space.
Boeing’s effort to jumpstart the space-tourism business will get a helping marketing hand by a Virginia-based company called the Space Adventures. So here’s how it would work. Boeing is working closely with NASA to create capsule to take astronauts to the International Space Station. Any unused seats will, however, be offered to eager and loaded space travelers.
Since NASA only plans to board four astronauts on each flight, there would be room for three space tourists; assuming that the journey will be using Boeing’s CST-100 capsule, which fits seven individuals.
No price has been set yet for this literally out of this world travelling. Boeing and Space Adventures want to keep it within the same range of its Russian competitor – Soyus flights. One space tourist last year flew to space and back for about $40 million.
If you think that’s a wee bit over your space travelling budget, you still have about 4 years to save, since Boeing is aiming the year 2015 as its maiden space tourist flight. Perhaps you can time your future travel just in time to avoid the next big evil Asteroids that are coming toward Earth.