The American “SpiceX” announced a partnership that aims to send three tourists to the International Space Station beginning next year, which did not happen in more than a decade.
Elon Musk entered into an agreement with Axiom Space to provide them with seats on its Crew Dragon spacecraft.Axiom Spice President Michael Sofredini welcomed the trip, which will take place in the second half of 2021, as “a watershed in enabling space access for non-astronauts.”
The launch of the Falcon 9 SpiceX missile costs about 60 million dollars. After adding the cost of building the spacecraft, it is estimated that the price of the access card to the International Space Station will not be less than tens of millions of dollars.
Eight “tourists” have already performed a flight to the International Space Station with Russian Soyuz missiles.
The first of them was Dennis Tito, who paid $ 20 million in 2001 to stay 8 days on the International Space Station, and the last of them was Canadian founder Cirque du Soleil Guy Guy Laliberte in 2009.
In February, SpiceX revealed another partnership with Spice Adventures to send four tourists to Earth’s orbit at an altitude that no special flight had reached.
This trip is expected to be organized at the end of 2021, and it may be postponed to 2022.
The British Virgin Galactic companies Richard Branson and Blue Orgin are fighting Jeff Bezut, the world’s richest people, in the field of space tourism. More with Virgin Galactic.
However, what is proposed by the company “Spice X” is more ambitious, as flights are using a reusable Falcon 9 missile, which also places satellites in orbit, and will later transport astronauts to the International Station.
Boeing is also developing for NASA, the Starliner, to reach the International Space Station.
Boeing also aspires to organize tourist trips, but software problems have delayed the development of Starliner.