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Technology This Space Travel Company Wants to Fly You Around the Moon

20:39  20 march  2018
20:39  20 march  2018 Source:   travelandleisure.com

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Voyagers around the moon will first board a rocket to the International Space Station (ISS). The space travelers will spend 10 days at the ISS to acclimate to This rocket will take space travelers to see the “illuminated far-side of the Moon and then witness the amazing sight of the Earth rising above the

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Enceladus, one of Saturn’s moons. A new study published online Wednesday, March 11, 2015, in the journal Nature, suggests there are ongoing interactions between hot water and rocks beneath the surface of the icy moon. © NASA/AP Photo Enceladus, one of Saturn’s moons. A new study published online Wednesday, March 11, 2015, in the journal Nature, suggests there are ongoing interactions between hot water and rocks beneath the surface of the icy moon. While lovers have long sung about flying to the moon, historically, it’s only been possible for 24 people. And while a space mission remains an improbability for most of us, it may soon be possible for people to fly around the moon.

Space Adventures, a Virginia-based space and aeronautics company, is offering a “circumlunar mission” to those who can afford it.

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"A number of companies around the world are already taking bookings for their sub-orbital flights and expect to take fare-paying passengers into space in Will SpaceX be ready to fly tourists around the moon ? She also warned that it would take roughly a week to travel around the moon and back to

Image caption The Moon mission is planned for 2018, SpaceX says. US private rocket company The two unnamed people will fly aboard a spaceship which is set for its first unmanned test flight "Like the Apollo astronauts before them, these individuals will travel into space carrying the hopes

Those on the lunar mission will come within 60 miles of the moon’s surface — the closest anybody has been since 1972, according to the company.

Voyagers around the moon will first board a rocket to the International Space Station (ISS). The space travelers will spend 10 days at the ISS to acclimate to the astral conditions. The mission is limited to two passengers and one professional cosmonaut.

From the ISS, passengers board a second rocket with a lunar module. This rocket will take space travelers to see the “illuminated far-side of the Moon and then witness the amazing sight of the Earth rising above the surface of the Moon” before returning back to Earth.

Space Adventures expects to begin its circumlunar missions “in the early 2020s.”

It goes without saying that a trip into space doesn’t come cheap. Space Adventures has not disclosed a price for the mission, saying that the cost “depends on the vehicle you choose, the timing and the exact mission profile.” However, seeing that people are already paying $250,000 for six weightless minutes in space, a two-week mission will likely cost much, much more.

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